I reckon you could count the number of blokes that I have loved in my life (other than my brothers and my Dad) on one hand. There are some mates from my school days and one or two from the old neighbourhood where I grew up… and there was Al. Al wasn’t from the neighbourhood or from my high school. He was ten, maybe fifteen, years older than me and he came from New Zealand. I … [Read more...]
Archives for January 2019
C’mon, de Minaur – when did Australia change?
After watching teenage Spanish-Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur win the Sydney tournament last week on tele, I was excited about watching his second-round Australian Open match last night. I’m no flag-waving patriot, but I do get a kick out of seeing a fellow-countrymen do well, even if Australia did pinch the talented young bloke from Spain, the place where he has lived … [Read more...]
Agony for Miki Dora
Many “Waves of Pain” stories are about merciless thrashing handed out by the ocean when it’s in an angry mood. Not all. Some come from a wholly different kind of pain. I remember thinking, oh… what a load of bullshit, the first time I heard the expression “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” To me, an emotional beating has always been way worse … [Read more...]