26th August was National Dog Day. Below is a tribute to man's best friend. Note: This is a work of fiction, as are the names and associations mentioned in the story. Tammy Davis was, in every way, a fun-loving nine year-old girl. She went to a local primary school and separated her time between, family, … Continue reading a tribute to man’s best friend
Sensationalism on the evening news and why we believe what we see
Initially posted on firstname.lastname@example.org It has been said that one has an influence on everyone they meet in life, positively or negatively, everlasting or fleeting. Everyone I came across in hospital influenced me one way or another, but none more so than Claire O'Brien. Claire was a registered nurse in Ward 8C, where I would, … Continue reading Claire
'Warning: Australia is becoming a risky place to do business'
Everybody’s talking about it. According to http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=790, there are 71 listed indigenous players in the AFL. Only one gets booed. Why? Because the AFL footballing community is racist. Or so we’re told. Just have a read of some of the articles shown below and surely you’ll agree there’s no other explanation for the way Adam … Continue reading Got the Goodes
Consider this scenario for a moment; Out shopping in nearby Chatswood, on Sydney's north shore, last week, my wife and I were on our way back to the car after an uneventful but enjoyable lunch of fettuccini, sav-blanc and stimulating conversation. Walking hand-in-hand Jules stopped suddenly, looked me in the eye and said hurriedly; “I forgot … Continue reading No Idea
"Don't think... DO." Those are the famous words of John Kennedy Snr, the Hawthorn Football Club Coach that has become a living legend of the club. It's three quarter time in the Grand Final of 1975 and Kennedy's Hawks are well down. They have little, if any hope of victory. His players are standing around … Continue reading “Don’t think…DO.”