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How do I…?

I almost called this post "Where's Wally?" That's because I've been very quiet here these past few months. That doesn't mean I've been quiet generally though and I have a few things I've learned that I want to share with you... I've been doing quite a bit of mental...

Time is on my side….

The first time I was asked to do a public presentation after I'd finished with Billie Goat I ended up in hospital with a heart scare. I barely made it through my presentation before finding myself in the cardiac emergency room. I can remember saying to John "it...

Love the fear…

As I ventured on my morning bike ride today I wore one of John's old faded t-shirts. I specifically chose it today because printed on the front were three words we have said to each other often... Love the fear. Today was going to be a fearful one for me. Today is a...

Just a shameless plug…

I wish I could say I have been off holidaying in the Caribbean this past month, or sipping champagne in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, but unfortunately that would be a lie. I've simply been incredibly busy, and as there is going to be a bit of online chatter about...

Jerry Maguire Was A Liar

Anybody over 40 can likely remember going to see Jerry Maguire. I think it was one of the biggest movies released in the late 1990's and it was the ultimate romantic chick flick. Do you remember the scene in the movie where they are in the lift and the deaf couple are...

My panic attack: How I avoided it today.

Today was the first time in a long time that I felt I was not going to cope. I was sitting in a lecture theatre full of first year Biology students. Not just any old biology class (here is the heart, here is the liver etc) oh no, this is molecular biology.  It's a...

What’s in a name?

Do you remember the old Sydney Morning Herald ads that showed people at a dinner party desperately trying to avoid sitting next to the person who only knew how to talk about one topic, like chook farming, for instance? I think I have become that person, only instead...

An offer too good to refuse.

I boldly declared three weeks ago that 2015 was going to be a year of action for me. A year of doing, not just thinking. Today I received an offer that will force me into action - an enrolment offer from the University of Newcastle... In between other projects I have...