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  • Listen To Older Voices: Colin Jarvis - Part 2

    Listen To Older Voices: Colin Jarvis - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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  • Lovesick re-released!

    Lovesick re-released!

    My memoir, Lovesick, came out in 2011 to popular acclaim. I decided to re-release the book and give it a new lease of life after a friend and high school teacher told me he thought it should be much more widely read.
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  • Beloved Troubadour

    Beloved Troubadour



    The festive seasonís been and gone
    didnít see the fireworks
    your letter
    the most beautiful words
    at the right time
    a promise stamped
    on an envelope of hope
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  • Past Cream of The Crate Vinyl & CD album Reviews - Numbers 151 - 200

    Past Cream of The Crate Vinyl & CD album Reviews - Numbers 151 - 200

    Past Vinyl & CD album Reviews - Numbers 151 - 200
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  • Listen To Older Voices: Colin Jarvis - Part 1

    Listen To Older Voices: Colin Jarvis - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
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  • Ruminations from My Verandah #46: Oh what a year it was . . . it really was such a year!

    "Ruminate - to think deeply about something" (Oxford Dictionary)

    Oh what a year it was . . . it really was such a year!

    Hi, I'm Rob Greaves.

    This is the forty-sixth posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column, called "Ruminations From My Verandah" and it's the last for 2016.

    The sun is beaming down, the wine is a nice chilled 10 degrees C and I am feeling very mellow. For the umpteenth time this year the Kookaburraís are singing loud and heartily. My pond is gurgling as the water runs down the rocks and the cicadas rise and fall in a never-ending opera of the bush.
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  • Watered down: what happened to Australiaís river swimming tradition?

    Watered down: what happened to Australiaís river swimming tradition?

    Handcuffs not recommended: Harry Houdini dives into the Yarra in 1910.State Library of Victoria/W. G. Alma conjuring collection

    Australia is world-famous as a swimming nation. We have a celebrated beach culture, not to mention more privately owned pools per person than any other country. Yet few urban Australians would consider swimming in their cityís river.
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  • The heart is a birdís nest

    The heart is a birdís nest


    The heart is a birdís nest
    the worldís turned on itís head
    reindeers and rainy days
    people you canít forget
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  • Same boat

    Same boat


    Line drawing: Unknown

    If your birdís eye view
    is from a cul de sac
    when resolutionís taken
    a backward step
    and all we really want
    is love and peace
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  • Moogy Presents Amy Winehouse

    Moogy Presents Amy Winehouse


    Mr Boogie Man Bar

    Melbourne, 24 November, 2016
    Russell Brand once described his friend, Amy Winehouse as an oddly dainty presence with a voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine.
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  • Listen To Older Voices: Mary Davenport - Part 3

    Listen To Older Voices: Mary Davenport - Part 3

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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