40 (actually 41) years ago, I competed in the 1980 Paralympics. As the current 2020 Paralympics belatedly continue in Japan, I reflect on a journey of my own adventures competing on the world stage.
I loved running as a kid. But one sunny day … Read more
What’s in a name
You know that feeling… the realization that you might have just screwed up the travel plans. In a really big way!
We had just arrived in Oslo and were enjoying a beer with our Aussie mate Billy and his beautiful Norwegian wife Hanne … Read more
Celebrating “the Ruse”
A little over 100 years ago (18 September 1918), the Australian Light Horse planned a surprise attack against the Turkish forces in Northern Palestine.
In an effort to hide the build up of forces, a 3 mile “Melbourne Cup” style horse race was … Read more
Today is my Anniversary
5 October 1968
Adversity can define us in ways we never expected
On a brilliant sunny Saturday, a 12-year-old boy finally convinced his mother that a joy flight with a family friend was a good idea. He even convinced his dad to come along.
As … Read more