Ten days in an SUV driving around the north island of New Zealand on a 3000kms trek through the countryside was how I spent the last week and a bit. It was a magical experience, 20 cars as part of a convoy on an epic journey raising money for the Paralympics and other organisations. Continue reading The Desert Duel
When did writing Christmas cards become a job? I know it’s the season to be jolly and spreading the holiday cheer around is the done thing to do, but crikey writing out these pesky cards became a bloody chore, which is why a few years back we gave up sending out Christmas Cards. Continue reading Christmas Cards, I don’t miss you.
Reality has now set in but watching election night unfold defied belief. As the states kept rolling in and the tide shifted I kept asking myself “Is this really happening?” Could Donald J Trump be the next President of the United States? Trump reached 270, Hillary made the phone call and we were in a brand new world. Continue reading How Trump won the Presidency
This Wednesday Aussie time will be the day we find out who will be the next President of the United States. This has been an election season where life has imitated art, as any ‘House of Cards’ or ‘West Wing’ fan would know. Continue reading Who will be the President of the United States?
My body is shot, there’s no two ways about it. 15 years playing a professional sport will do that to you. There are just some things a human isn’t designed to do and one of them is pushing a wheelchair around a tennis court as a job. It will come back to haunt you at some point. The last couple of years that point has arrived. I’m officially being stalked by father time.
There it was right in front of me, the words nobody wants to read ‘flight cancelled’. I was in line, ready to hand over my boarding pass, it was about 4pm in Dallas airport, I was on my way to Birmingham, Alabama. I could hear the collective groan, conversations sprung up ‘Is there another flight?’ ‘Does this airport have a hotel?’ Continue reading Help me, I’m trapped in Dallas airport
It’s the election contest that Political Junkies the world over have wanted to see. Donald J Trump vs Hillary R Clinton. It’s a match made in cable news heaven. With the withdrawal out of the Republican race of Texas Senator Ted Cruz after his defeat in Indiana a few days ago, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican Nominee in the battle for the White House. On the Democrats side unless the FBI indicts Hillary Clinton over the email scandal she will be the Liberal nominee in the race for the Presidency.
I think the 80’s are back; in fact I’m not sure they ever went away. Who doesn’t remember Gordon Gecko using that brick sized mobile phone in ‘Wall Street’ or how about the ‘new romantic’ phenomenon that was Duran Duran and the hysteria they created before some guy named Bieber was even born.
Who says getting old can be a drag. Yes, there are the aches and pains. Getting around is harder and walkers, scooters and canes are ready to go on any outdoor adventure. A ride in an ambulance is just a slip away and occasionally there will be the inevitable funeral to get dressed up for plus more visits to the doctor. Continue reading Partying on in God’s Waiting Room
There’s a force of personality that’s shattering the American Political landscape. Depending on where your allegiances are, its either the proverbial bull in the China Shop that’s leaving all kinds of chaos in its wake and stretching acceptable rhetoric to breaking point or it’s a godsend designed to shake up a broken system and put Political Correctness on its ass. Continue reading Would you vote for Trump?