From Batman to leather armour

In early May I was in my old home town Melbourne, for Jewish Book Week. It was a full house in the town hall, and I gave my extremely serious talk: 'The World According to Batman'. It began like this: "Aristotle said death was the most frightening thing. Aristotle had not met Batman." As you can see below, I looked very sober and sombre--until I tore open my coat to reveal my bright Batman t-shirt. I also visited several high schools to talk about distraction, gave a workshop on My Mum is a Magician, and signed books across Melbourne's shops. (Yes, I had a beard. No, I won't again for some years.) Back in Hobart last month, I visited Fullers to entertain the kids. We did a quiz, drawing less

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