That was tough. Just one day back was enough to remind me of what a frightfully arduous gig teaching really is. I'd better slow down, don't wanna give myself a conniption fit.
Speaking of SEN, it's been refreshing to hear Tim Lane - unfettered by the ABC affiliation with cricket - prepared to sound off.
Yesterday when Gary Lyon, Tim Watson, Bill Brownless and Tim Lane were naming their Cricket World Elevens for 2003, Lane - on principle - refused to pick Sri Lankan off-chucker, Muttiah Murali. Like all good men Tim knows Bendy doesn't deserve to be playing test cricket and he's prepared to say so. I just wish he'd said so back in 1995 when a convulsing Spanky Roebuck was having his own conniption fit in the MCG commentary box.
Apropos unshackled ... ed ... ness, the other day Tim was asked, "Which AFL team has had the best publicity this summer?". Without hesitation Tim - a Carlton fan - said: "Carlton! Apart from Nick Stevens they've recruited a bunch of seconds players. Daniel Harford hasn't played good footy for years."