Archive for the Special Events Category


“Live What you Love” – Naomi Simson

Just got back from an October Business Month talk from Naomi Simson author of “Live What You Love” and founder of “Red Balloon” a hugely successful online gift retailer.  She’s also a television personality staring in the hit show “Shark Tank.” Her talk was engaging, entertaining, inspiring and – best of all – practical.  Some […]

Read More...

What’s the Finke Desert Race Like?

How do you describe the Finke Desert Race experience? Not easy. I tell people it’s like “Mad Max of Thunderdome” come to life. But, that description seems to fall short. Then I just throw my hands up and declare, “You just gotta go and experience it for yourself.” Well, during this past Finke Desert Race […]

Read More...

The Language of Marriage

My eldest daughter Franchesca (Chez) got married yesterday.  She and her new husband Dwayne asked me to give a speech at the reception; here’s what I said … The Language of Marriage I’ve been married now for over 24 years and I’ve known Franchesca since she was born so I feel somewhat qualified to share […]

Read More...

Go to Tennant Creek, see the opera!

Before last week, I’d never been to an opera.  Have you ever been? I would venture to say that most folks haven’t.  But, last week while visiting Tennant Creek, my life changed.  I saw my first opera. It all happened when I made a phone call to Tenant Creek letting Father John know we were […]

Read More...

Who were you standing next to on ANZAC Day?

Boy, I’m glad you asked! What started out as a curiosity, a wish, a hope, turned into a full blown reality. I thought to myself, “No, it can’t be.  Doesn’t make any sense.” Then, I’d counter, “But, it looks like him.  And, he’s got a guitar.  It could be him.” Then back to, “Nah.  No […]

Read More...