Collingwood Delivers My First AFL Game

Thank goodness Collingwood beat Richmond Saturday night because it would not have been as good a first footy game for me otherwise. In Miami, going to a sporting event can be a real headache. The latest news in Miami’s sports scene is around the new baseball park, a “gauche waste of public funds and taxpayer money” for the Miami Marlins, a losing team. The Sun Sentinel reminds fans how difficult, not to mention expensive, it…

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Federation Square

Melbourne

We went to Federation Square yesterday and this is definitely one of my favorite places. Fed Square, as it’s colloquially known, is a large civic and cultural center. In addition to a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants, Fed Square has several cultural facilities including the Ian Potter Centre, which houses a huge collection of Australian art, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, or ACMI, which is dedicated to the moving image in its many…

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Les Miserables

WLRN, our local public television station, is showing an anniversary concert of “Les Miserables”, which is my favourite musical and novel. If you’re unfamiliar with “Les Miserables”, it’s complex and contains several plots, but the main thread is the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. It explores many themes such as the nature of law and grace, moral philosophy, religion, justice, and love set in a tumultuous France during the early…

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The Three Kings Parade

I live only one block away from the street that the Three Kings Parade travels on. I’ve lived on this street for about 30 years and so I’ve gone over to see it many times and watched it wax and wane over the years. It was pretty good this year, about two solid hours of marching bands, floats, various police departments, politicians, and local radio and television personalities.

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Aussie Rules Rules

I’m not really a sports fan. Sure, I’ve caught a Super Bowl or two and I even went to a Florida Marlins baseball game once, but I’ve never been able to get excited over sports. I think it’s a psychological block.

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15 Awesome Australian Blogs

Kimberly LoSavio, the blogger behind Gypsy’s Treasures, has awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Gypsy. It’s always nice to be recognized and community blogger awards are an excellent way to discover and share other great blogs. Per the rules, it’s now my turn to award 15 blogs. This award couldn’t have come at a better time. Don’t let me speak for the whole of America, but before I met Theo, all I…

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The Junior Orange Bowl Parade

63rd Junior Orange Bowl Parade

Yesterday I went to the 63rd Junior Orange Bowl Parade. I’ve lived in Miami for 32 years and it was my first time attending.

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