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Australia’s Forgotten Hero

Fifty years ago, on 16th October 1968, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists in the Black Power salute on the medal podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest against racial inequality. The protest became one of the most indelible sporting moments of the 20th century. Much less known, for a long time […]

Gratefulness as Spiritual Practice

I’m not the man I used to be! That statement could apply to many dimensions of my life and be viewed as a good or not-so-good thing, depending on which of those dimensions we choose. For the purposes of this article I’m choosing to focus on the positives! Specifically, the shift in my life pattern […]

Learning

My beloved Magpies didn’t quite get over the line last Saturday! Congratulations to the West Coast Eagles and their supporters – it was a great game of football and the Eagles were ahead when it counted most. On Sunday, Heather and I did something we’ve never done before: we attended the Collingwood Post-Grand Final Supporters […]

Franklin Graham Gets It Wrong

As Billy Graham was getting a mention in the football commentary last Friday night (in a reference to Collingwood player Mason Cox: not since Billy Graham has an American commanded such attention at the MCG), Billy’s son, Franklin Graham, was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Franklin Graham has come out in defence of […]

On Being Real

It’s footy finals time and some of us are dreaming of what might be!  It is easy and fun to get caught up in the hype, placing our ‘heroes’ on a pedestal and expecting that they will deliver the Holy Grail for which we yearn. Sometimes our expectations and our attestations may be just a […]