Follow the herd again?

Every year at about this time, people around the world are beginning to wind down for the end of one year in preparation for the next. At the strike of midnight on December 31st, millions around the world will party, they’ll laugh, get drunk, make love, get into...

My Memories of Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay was a great influence in my early career. Like many others, I was saddened to hear of his passing this week. He will be remembered as an author who left a great body of work that we will continue to enjoy, but my memory of Bryce is from a different...

Just Another Birthday…

It used to be that I really looked forward to birthdays, but after half a century the magic seems to have faded away! No two days are ever the same for me, but as birthdays go, it was pretty ordinary. I got up and walked the dogs for a few kilometres, then returned...
Before the ANZACs

Before the ANZACs

Anzac Day, April 25th, marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, and today is an occasion of national remembrance, but let’s not forget those Australians and New Zealanders...

Living Proof – You Can Do Anything

Last week the community of Hall put on a little fundraiser for Deborah De Williams as she passed through Hall on her world record run around Australia. With her fantastic support crew of Karin and Owen (mum and dad);?partner, Glyn; and her faithful Border Collie,...

An Adventure Before Breakfast

One of the things I often do is go for a jog before breakfast. When I?m traveling, my morning jog can be a bit of an expedition, as it was a few days ago. We were staying in a hotel in Wagga Wagga for a few days and as usual, I?d packed some exercise gear. I don?t...

Someone Put a Volcano In My Path

The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge I love a challenge, in fact like all of us, I need a challenge, because without it, I just seem to let life happen to me. Lately my fitness has suffered from a lack of focus. I need to lose a few kilograms and I need to increase...

January Madness

The disastrous flooding in Queensland, NSW and Victoria distracted the country?s attention and whilst all around us has been flooded with water, we have been flooded with activity; social, community, family and work. Stand aside 2010, 2011 is well underway. January is...

A Great Goal Setting Tip

This is the time of year when, like millions around the globe, I usually have another look at my goals and reconsider my life and purpose. Many people just look forward, asking themselves ‘what do I want to do this year?’ and then they boldly make...

Christmas Reflections

And a Tip for New Year Another year draws to a close having seemingly been somehow shorter than all the years before it. Already we are well into party mode with much food and drink already under our belts? (Or perhaps rolling over our belts!). Like many others,...

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