2014 – It’s a wrap!

Placing the Book-end on 2014 The end of the annual cycle provokes a reflection on the 364 days that have passed by, seemingly at Ferrari pace. 24 hours remain before the looking glass is swung 180 degrees and what appears to the fore takes all capacity. 2014 Was A Big Year It really was. The seasonalContinue reading “2014 – It’s a wrap!”

Local Freedivers Club Gains

Melbourne Freedivers Club Growth Looking back isn’t something that regularly takes my attention, but sometimes it’s healthy to check in and see where things have come from. In March 2014 The Melbourne Freedivers Club (MFC) launched on-line, in real and on deck for training at the local pool in Prahran. Six months have passed byContinue reading “Local Freedivers Club Gains”

My first negotiation, at 12

First Jobs As a kid there’s a novelty in someone asking you to do a job for some pocket money. It’s a celebration, giving first tastes of independence and new found choices and options. Suddenly, a reliance on known variables, such as whether Mum or Dad is in a good or bad mood, or whetherContinue reading “My first negotiation, at 12”

Bernard Hinault: Last King of Bikes

Web Snippet: From French Television (5) comes this great documentary on Bernard Hinault, “Dernier Roi du Velo” (Last King of Bikes). Particularly worthwhile is the scene 32’00” to 33’40” from the Tour de France when the Last King is riding in the L’Etape du Coeur ride and the BMC Team come flying by on theirContinue reading “Bernard Hinault: Last King of Bikes”

Tragedy of the commons

The passing of Elinor Ostrom on June 12th gives rise to acknowledging again not only she as the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in economics but the ability of all us to make a difference. As mentioned in The Washington Post article, the tragedy of the commons suggests that individuals acting in self-interestContinue reading “Tragedy of the commons”

Vintage Astronaut Ice-cream

The question is: Is there a market for vintage astronaut ice-cream? Many years ago, let’s round it out at 30 years ago, my Father presented me with a gift from the Anaheim Space Museum. A packet of bona fide freeze-dried Astronaut Ice-Cream. How can you tell it’s genuine? For starters, well, it’s so old itContinue reading “Vintage Astronaut Ice-cream”