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January 14, 2017

My father strapped Birthday Card,who won the Golden Slipper Stakes, now the world's richest race for two-year-olds, in 1962. I've loved horse racing for all of my life and seen some truly great ones in my time, from Tulloch in the 1950s to Black Caviar and Winx in the...

November 10, 2014

  Some kids don't know how lucky they are. Being blessed with good looks opens all sorts of doors for the beautiful people. You are like magnets, drawing others to you and your attractiveness builds confidence ~ and, at times, an unmistakable conceit. You are not infal...

November 10, 2014

 

   Kids have always teased other kids and always will. But they cross the line when this "harmless" fun turns to brutal bullying. I was asked if this story is autobiographical. Well, yes it is - only the name of the victim has been changed. Tom Sheriff attacked f...

November 4, 2014

No one likes to talk to strangers on a plane. When we visit a doctor's surgery or clinic we choose a seat in the waiting room that has at least one seat separating us from the nearest occupant. But on a plane we have little choice. You sit with whom you are stuck with...

August 21, 2014

One of the most inspiring videos I've seen - for those with the talent, if not the looks. For those who sing from the heart and who dream the dream. Judge for yourself...

August 15, 2014

Do men of God ever battle with their beliefs? They insist that the life of Christ is gospel and they preach to non believers to be open minded. But is there justification for the blind faith, for the closed minds who worship and adhere to the belief that there is one t...

August 11, 2014

I wondered what might happen if a small town cop, with not a lot of action to occupy him, should happen upon a crime, or suspected crime, that needs his urgent attention. My cop is diligent, perhaps a bit over-eager and the victim may well be the suspect. I consulted D...

August 10, 2014

  Suicide is a depressing subject. I've experienced deep depression only once in my life, but at the time I didn't recognise the symptoms. It was so new to me, though in my childhood I remember there  were certainly moments of despair. I could understand Geoffrey Dunst...

August 9, 2014

   Fear plays some terrifying tricks on the mind. I have nightmares, kicking and thrashing at imagined enemies and sometimes falling out of bed. As a boy, when I walked home late at night I was so wary of strangers springing from hidden shadows that I would walk down t...

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