Category Archives: Resilience

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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Antidepressants and me (Part 3)

To my regular readers, my apologies for not posting last week. Part 1 Part 2 In late 2009, as described in this post, I went through a bad bout of depression that I thought would be temporary. But in the … Continue reading

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15 Minutes (Part 3)

Continued from these thrilling installments: Part 1 Part 2 Down Oxford Street again, for the second time within an hour, but walking as fast as I can. Back across Hyde Park South, but instead of following the north-west path to … Continue reading

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Subway jammin’

You may already be familiar with the above – but if not, here’s the story in brief. Recently, the Brooklyn-based buzz band Atomic Tom suffered the theft of all their musical instruments. Despite that shitty setback, however, they’ve been highly … Continue reading

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While I was in Melbourne – the Yarra incident

What follows took place the day after my last entry. It is a long description of a serious incident that happened over the course of roughly half an hour. I have divided it into Parts One and Two because it … Continue reading

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