Thursday, January 24, 2019

An Underrated Getaway

Stepping out of the airport into the steamy tropical heat, you may well be greeted by a very friendly man who, before you even...

Unbreakable Spirit, True Strength

Three weeks after his twenty-first birthday a young man entered a pool competition at New South Wales’ Southern Cross University bar. He’d been drinking...

An Unfortunate Forced Landing in the Outback

I've traveled a bit, and never experienced a mishap (flying is indeed safer than driving, especially if you live in the middle east)... except...

$10,000 worth of Beer to fix a $700 Car (Pt 1)

Once I was a musician. I lived and worked in the Australian outback, where professional competition wasn't fierce. There were less performing musicians than...

Christmas in South Korea

Christmas had come once again and, as was tradition I told my wife it just didn't feel like Christmas. Once again she asked what exactly...

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