Sport

Ararat Eagles are Heroes

It’s no news to those of us who live in the area that the Ararat Eagles Football Club is struggling.  The writing was on the wall at the start of the year when the club put out a desperate call for players. I nearly wrote about their plight then. I …

Israel Folau persecuted for faith based tweet
Politics

When faith meets political correctness

Amidst all the hand-wringing finger pointing and  allegations of media bias in relation to the Australian federal election result there has been little analysis of what may be a sleeper issue in our society. During the election campaign a prominent Rugby Union player, Israel Folau had his player contract cancelled …

Sport

Revenge is a dish best served cold

Collingwood get to play Richmond in a Preliminary Final. It’s been a while. I remember last time. I was ten.  It was the day I learned to hate Richmond.  They were the first team I truly learned to hate.  Hatred for Carlton would come soon enough but their miraculous comeback …

Sport

Sports journalism is an oxymoron

Sports Journalism is a disgrace I love sport. It is a crying shame that it is reported on and commentated on by a group of people who have the analytical capacity of twelve year olds. There are exceptions to the rule. Examples of Good Sports Journalism I used to love …

Fragments of my life

When Winning Isn’t Everything

I wrote this when I was President of Grampians Hockey back in 2005.  I read it out at the presentation night and then filed it away somewhere.  Grampians Hockey has been an integral part of my family’s life for  close to fifteen years.  Grampians were seen as the weakest country …

Fragments of my life

Collateral Damage

This was hard to write.  But I feel better for having done it.   This is for hundreds of people but in particular the following -Ralph Steiner who knew there was something very wrong and tried to save me.  Sorry Ralph I’d pulled up the drawbridge.   For Danny Connolley …