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

A scary search for the Real Sarah Palin

The ghost of US President Sarah Palin was stalking the streets of Sydney this week. Okay, you say, she hasn’t died, and she hasn’t become president so please explain (that was the famous expression of the politician who’s come closest to replicating Sarah Palin in Australia). The spirit of Sarah the Future President came courtesy … Continue reading A scary search for the Real Sarah Palin