Those left

The date 11 November has added poignancy in my family. In addition to our family history in the First World War, it is the day thirty-six years ago that my...

The Spirit of Sport

Introduction Two events this week in the world of athletics have sent me off thinking about the essence of sport. By coincidence, a friend, Daniel O'Leary has been thinking about...

What comes after disruption?

I have spent the morning reflecting on Wayne Goldsmith's Facebook post about the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). The introduction to his post includes this observation: It's breaking my heart -...

Learning across walls with Amy and Ruth

Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong were at the University of Canberra today (I have an introductory post here). Lorana Bartels was their host for the day. They came to discuss...

R U OK?

It is R U OK? Day in Australia on 11 September. ... the official day for making explicit the everyday care we have for each other. I started writing about the...

Space, Place and Flourishing

I have been wondering what to write as my 700th blog post on Clyde Street. A link shared by my wife, Sue, provided the answer. Jon Henley wrote in theguardian this...

Performance Environments: Status and Immunity

I listened to Sir Michael Marmot on Radio National yesterday. He was talking about the social determinants of health. In part of his conversation he discussed social status, well being and...

Discussing a Teaching Nursing Home Bid

We are discussing a bid for a Teaching Nursing Home at the University of Canberra today. The discussions are being hosted and facilitated by Laurie Grealish. Laurie has been working with...