Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

A mentor

Here in Australia, netball is the team sport with the highest number of registered players. It is largely played by females, but boys and men are welcome to participate. Netball Australia, some years back, incorporated a skill development program for 7-8 year olds, called NetSetGo. Across every state and territory in Australia, this program runs… Continue reading A mentor

Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

An evening at the local council

  Last night, I was witness to a company of fools. I went to the ordinary meeting of my local council, in support of a new sports stadium to be built in the area. The area I live in is lovely, it must be said. We are lucky to be situated less than 10kms from… Continue reading An evening at the local council

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Writing

A good day

Today is a wonderful day. This morning was the commencement of my girl's second year of playing netball, and my second year of coaching her team. The interest among the girls at school and the local community has grown so much that I am now coaching two U11s teams. The fixture dictated that my two… Continue reading A good day

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage


Today, I find the daily word prompt interesting for two reasons. Firstly, it makes me think of the great Aretha Franklin, who passed away yesterday. She was a powerhouse, an all-round class act, with a fabulous voice to match. The world is greater for her presence in it, and sadder for her passing. Secondly, and… Continue reading R.E.S.P.E.C.T.