Kerry O’Brien: A mammoth memoir and a history lesson

It’s been a while since my last blog post. The reason: I have been reading the mammoth memoir of the distinguished journalist, foreign correspondent, presenter and author, Kerry O’Brien. It’s 834 pages of meaty material, with 36 more: acknowledgments, notes, bibliography and an index. No photos. Otherwise, it would have reached 900 pages. (The TV … Continue reading Kerry O’Brien: A mammoth memoir and a history lesson

A line in the sand for Australian sport

It’s the biggest story in Melbourne and possibly the largest scandal in AFL history, which now involves every sport in the nation, following an Australian Crime Commission report released today. Eighty per cent of players on the Essendon football club used a supplement last year injected by club fitness staff to boost body mass and … Continue reading A line in the sand for Australian sport