Taking It to the Streets

On Monday, the unmistakable sound of the ice-cream truck filed into the street. You know, the recurring jingle that gets stuck in your head and takes you back to a childhood hurriedly scampering for loose change to beat the drive-by service. It was strange to hear. In more than a decade living here – I’d never heard it before in […]

Might and Power

I’m well aware some find it difficult to fathom that a human can go fanboy on a horse. Really. I get it. But ask anyone who’s spent time or a few of their hard-earned on a nag and they’ll spin you a yarn about an equine phenomenon who rocked their world at a point in time. Might and Power was […]

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

It was a bit of a crazy end to a manic day at the ranch last night. It was about 8:30pm. I heard some commotion outside. After a couple of minutes, I went out onto the balcony to see what was going on. I noticed a bloke staggering up the street, ranting and raving and barking at shadows and any […]

Coping with Covid-19

These are crazy times. Extraordinary indeed. It’s more than a century since our nation has gone into lockdown to this extent. In my day job, we’ve poured considerable time into ensuring we are providing timely and accurate information. There is so much noise being generated, so I would encourage everyone to stick to the advice provided by the leading authorities. […]

40 Years On from Kenny’s Historic Double

It is one of the the most remarkable achievements in Australian sporting history. On a typically perfect Sunshine Coast day 40 years ago, surf lifesaving legend Grant Kenny announced himself to the world with a herculean performance. As a 16 year old, he won the senior Ironman national title then got back on the start line less than an hour […]

Running With the Bulls

It’s 25 years since Queensland won its inaugural Sheffield Shield title. And noting the milestone this morning, I couldn’t help but recall my own version of witnessing how that grand old Shield was finally sent north of the Tweed. Given the run of success the state has enjoyed since, it may be hard for some to appreciate just what a […]

Welcome Aboard

Thanks for popping by to check out my website. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on whatever happens in this crazy world. Who knows where this could go. So sit back. Relax. Fasten your seatbelts. This could go up a notch! Feel free to send me a note and follow me on social media!

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

I love a good quote. Whether it be from an esteemed leader, a philosopher, a humanitarian or a celebrity. There are some cracking lines out there but I reckon this one above is spot on. It is attributed to George Halas, who was the founder, owner and head coach of the NFL franchise the Chicago Bears. He also played a […]