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To paraphrase Orson Scott Card I am a:

Given all those wonderful things in my life, being paid to do what I enjoy doing anyway is a bonus.

The family menagerie currently consists of the chooks and Sascha the Saluki.

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My favourite ways to spend my time are activities with the family, growing fruit and vegetables in the back garden, and reading. Playing the 'cello would be on the list, if I could just divert the energy from other things to do the practice required to get my skills back up to the point where it was enjoyable rather than painful.

The sporting activities I enjoy doing most are cycling and BodyPump.

Cycling is how I get to work. Like most people, I find it difficult to motivate myself to exercise, so riding the 20 kilometers between work and home is the best way for me to stay fit. My new cycling route (having moved offices) is mostly on bike paths. Upside? Fewer cars and buses. Downside? More off-leash dogs and should-be-leashed owners.

To complement the cardio, for the last ten year I have attended LesMills BodyPump BodyPump (lifting weights to music in a group fitness setting) classes 2-3 times a week. I am now so addicted that on work trips I actively look for a location near where I am staying so I can keep up my schedule. I'm never going to look like the people in the videos (indeed, I never did) but I am finding the reappearance of muscles and the post-exercise endorphin buzz deeply satisfying.

When I'm away from my bicycle, I've taken up running again as an alternative form of exercise. Despite not having done this since the early 90's, I am gradually coming to enjoy (or, to be honest) at least tolerate it. I can just about manage running at 10 km/hr (yes, I realise this is half marathon pace) for 30 minutes (yes, I realise this is quarter marathon duration). I figure I can only improve, right?



I am now no longer an academic (although I think I will always be a teacher in some sense). During the 15 years I worked at Deakin University (and its antecedent institution Victoria College) I taught across a very wide range of information management and computing units, including:

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