Category Archives: Resilience

Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part One

Prologue Planning: The Four Very Important Things As I mentioned in my previous post, there were four very important things I’d have to do differently this year to ensure that I completed the 7 Bridges Walk. The first and easiest … Continue reading

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Lone Aussie Rider

Today I learned about Chris Anderson, the Lone Aussie Rider who on 1 May began an incredible journey to raise money and awareness for beyondblue. Having started from Frankston in Victoria, Chris is aiming to ride 20,000 kilometres by bicycle … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 May Monday, 11 May, 2015. My job hunt began… …and included one application that was rejected only two hours after I had submitted it. * Despite that very sudden setback, during the next few … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 1)

Thursday, 28 January 2015. A week ago, a major era of my life had ended with the closing of a restaurant I had been visiting for almost 28 years. Today, it was the beginning of the end for another major … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Seven Bridges to Cross (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 The Third Bridge: Iron Cove Bridge, Rozelle-Drummoyne NSW Like the 1955 original that I had crossed back in January, the 2011 duplicate Iron Cove Bridge was easy and pleasant to walk along. Barely 10 minutes later, … Continue reading

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Rust and Marty and Steve and Danno (Part 2)

Part 1 As it turned out, True Detective was nowhere near as intense as I thought it may have been. Also, a lot of it in terms of story was quite familiar, although I don’t say that from a smug … Continue reading

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Return to the Garden of Eden

Mid-morning, Tuesday 8 July 2014. It was the second morning of the second week of grueling work. I had only gotten up barely two hours before, but already I was feeling tired from poor sleep. I wanted to go back … Continue reading

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Riding for life and a good cause

Walking for life and a good cause Regular readers of Black and Blue Man may recall my amazing encounter on 25 January 2014 when, during my Hornsby-Artarmon walk, I met the father-son team Jay and Luke Hawkins during their spectacular … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Beecroft to Rozelle Bay (Part 2)

Part 1 About 10-15 minutes after my last break I approached the Gladesville Bridge, one of Sydney’s major bridges. But as I drew closer, a problem emerged. It seemed that a pedestrian footpath didn’t lead onto the bridge but instead … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and me (Part 4)

To my regular readers, my apologies again for missing another post last week. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 After several weeks of the black dog constantly gnawing at me again, I told my psychiatrist. After some discussion and another … Continue reading

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