The Sydney Swans: Ugly ducklings no more

There’s no denying the fact that the commercial side of football has now developed into a big business. That was written in Football Life, the official publication of the Victorian Football League (VFL), which evolved into the AFL, in July 1971. Forty-one years later on Grand Final weekend, not only can it not be denied, but it’s … Continue reading The Sydney Swans: Ugly ducklings no more

American heroes: ‘Dollar Bill’ and Stan the Man

A hero is someone you look up to, someone you can depend on in any situation, someone who would give up his or her life to save others. I’ve been thinking about heroes ever since I met the writer, Joe McGinniss, at the Sydney Writer’s Festival last month (see previous blog: http://wp.me/p1Ytmx-4N ).  McGinniss wrote … Continue reading American heroes: ‘Dollar Bill’ and Stan the Man