I Think They Call It Mixed Emotions

The last week in November was the 10th anniversary since being told I had cancer. It was also the same week I was told I was no longer required to read the weekend news at Channel 7. The end of a 34 year career at SAS. Joyous, that I had been free of cancer for …

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CFL globes (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) friend or fiend!

Compact Fluro Lamps might be saving huge amounts of energy but how many of us are aware of the real dangers broken CFL's present and what harm they can do to the environment? This article in Keeping Up With The Boomers certainly made me think.   CFL globes (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) friend or fiend!.

Surviving Cancer – It’s Up To You

Over the years since getting bowel cancer I have spoken to  literally thousands of people, in groups and individually about dealing with cancer. While the medical opinion is that a positive attitude plays no part in your recovery or otherwise, I beg to differ. Case 1.  After a talk I gave to a group a …

Be a Lifesaver & Not Get Wet

I gave blood today. No big deal, thousands of Australians are regular blood donors.  If people realised how simple and relatively painless it is maybe thousands more would donate. Australians by nature are very generous when it comes to handing over money to help out a worthy cause. However, handing over part of your very-self …

Shit Mates Don’t Say

What do men talk about when they get together? Footy, cricket, any other sport, gadgets, politics, work, women. Where do health issues and private problems rate?  Down the toilet. That’s pretty much why we blokes rarely go to the doctor, never have check ups and live by the maxim “she’ll be right.” Well I’m afraid …

SAHMRI’s 200 Million Dollar Statement

It’s been billed as South Australia’s most ambitious building project in decades and after having a conducted tour of the fast rising SAHMRI* building I can’t help but agree. The iconic structure on North Terrace is not designed to blend into the Adelaide skyline – believe me it will never do that. It’s guaranteed to …

Lies, Damned Lies And Headlines

"Why Organic Food May Not be Healthier For You" screamed the headline and millions of nay sayers the world over could be heard to say "Yeah, we told you so." But once again the demand for  sexy headline got in the way of the truth. Where did  the germ for the story come from?  It was …