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About alex

British cartoonist and writer, living in the Basque Country, but based in New Zealand.

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks – Eating Less Meat

Philip Wollen at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Philip Wollen at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

We went to a Melbourne Sustainability Drinks last week. The speaker was Philip Wollen:

Philip Wollen, former vice-president of Citibank, general manager at Citicorp and once one of the top 40 head-hunted executives in Australia – now facilitator of kindness will discuss how to use venture capital for good causes, radical banking and his aim to “give it all away”…

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Poets Walk in Elwood

Boyf, Billie and I went on the Poets walk today. Elwood was named after a poet, Thomas Ellwood (Coincidentally, the one other known Ellwood place name is from Pennsylvania, where the boyf harks from.) and many of the streets are named after other poets. We live in Southey Street, which is named after Robert Southey and I have just discovered he came from Bristol, where I was born. (more…)

Book Club – John Updike’s ‘Rabbit Run’

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Fellow twitterer, Alan Garner recommended John Updike’s ‘Rabbit Run’ for book club and then promptly buggered off back to Blighty (after I had redesigned his twitter icon, too!). We will miss his erudite musings, though I’m not sure about the book…quite misogynistic, but written in 1959 and published 1961, so things were different then. (more…)

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