I love four-wheel driving. I like being in the country, off the beaten track, and experiencing what nature has to offer once you leave so-called civilisation behind. There is so much to see and so much diversity. We had seen quite a bit of South Africa by going on off-road adventures, but Australia was a whole new adventure. To see what there was to see … Continue reading Choosing The Right Car For My Son
We all know that times have changed, but we often forget what life entailed just a few decades ago. My grandson is thirteen years old, so I have some idea of what life is like as a teenager in Australia today. This story is about a holiday when I was only one year older than he is now. It was my second year at boarding … Continue reading Two Boys In Africa
In this day and age many people seem to have their trigger finger poised and waiting to retaliate to anything that could be construed as offensive. There seems to be less and less tolerance, and more and more focus on fighting every little battle, even when it’s only a figment of someone’s imagination. I have a book titled “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”. In small … Continue reading Choose Your Battles Carefully.
Many people believe in coincidences, but I’m not so sure. There have been a number of occasions in my life when situations have surprised me enough to question whether they could just be passed off as coincidental. This is one of them. It happened in Melbourne about five years ago on a Spring night. A school friend of mine who I will refer to as … Continue reading Does Anyone Know Doctor Ed?
Every day entails making a number of choices, actually thousands, And the decisions we make are based on where we have been in the past and where we want to be in the future. That’s the theory anyway. Some choices we make are after plenty of deliberation, but most are instinctive, if you can call it that. One of the choices we’d made was to … Continue reading A Gift From Phineas
They say that giving is greater than receiving. I agree with this. However, there’s more than one way to receive. This has been the subject of much consideration over the years for me. It’s a difficult topic to articulate, but this is how I see it playing out in my life. By the time I was 22, I had experienced some not so good things … Continue reading I Couldn’t Count
The most amazing thing happens when we read. By looking at line after line of squiggles we are able to create in our mind a series of pictures that illustrate what the squiggles represent. And anyone who has ever read a novel, then seen the movie, knows how disappointing the movies can be. That’s because what you pictured when you read the book is never … Continue reading My Movie
These days many people first become parents in their thirties. This, in most cases, ensures that they’ve lived an adult life for some time before taking on one of the biggest responsibilities any of us ever face. We, on the other hand, were young. In our early twenties we’d only been adults for a while and I, in particular, had not transitioned that well from … Continue reading The Dad Whisperer
Graham Crossan’s highly entertaining new book is now available online. You can order from the following sources. One of the links below will be best for you to order your copy of Bent Thumb Thinking: AUSTRALIA Busybird Publishing Amazon Australia UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Amazon US REST OF THE WORLD Printed In Your Region In record time the BTT Book has been published. Now it’s … Continue reading Here’s How To Purchase Your Copy Of Bent Thumb Thinking – The Book
Here’s a simple question with a very simple answer. What’s the difference between boxing and fighting? I told you the answer is simple. It’s one word. Rules. In my life I have, for the most part, avoided fights. But in my youth I did a small amount of boxing. This was not because I wanted to, but because my physical education teacher thought it was … Continue reading Taking On A Gangster