Author Archives: topherdman

Beware of cat

‘There either is or is not’, that’s the way it is. There are no grey areas: you are either a cat or dog person, or you can be neither. Sadly I never had a cat, except for a brief time … Continue reading

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Afterpay reviewed

It has been touted as ‘the new layby’. With the tagline, ‘wear now, pay later’, Afterpay has taken the retail world by storm. The Melbourne based, stock exchange listed payment option is now seemingly everywhere. While there are others of … Continue reading

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Some winter chronicles

It’s the middle of the year and for us that means winter has arrived. You know: shorter days, colder temps, and of course torrential rain. The past week has been a classic winter one, with the drenching, 14-degree weather, and … Continue reading

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My reading list

Over the past five months (or since this year), I’ve managed to read a few books in my spare time. This is significant since I’ve neglected reading novels for the last few years. Last year was an exception, as I … Continue reading

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One game

Last week I posted about a former high school friend. Keeping in line with this theme, today I recall the game of my life. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I picked up a basketball. In high school I … Continue reading

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Letter to a former friend

Dear ‘Noremak’, I haven’t been in touch & haven’t seen you in ages. The last time I talked to you in person was when we were in high school. One day you just vanished, but you tried hard to maintain … Continue reading

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An ode to mothers

Mother’s Day, 2017. No matter how busy, occupied, or carefree you are, this event only happens once a year. Whether you’re in Patagonia or Parramatta, Melbourne or Manila, Ibiza or Bondi, we must remember the sacrifices of this special person. … Continue reading

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