I watched cricket!!

I watched cricket!!

  Things have really changed. When I first moved to Australia, I decided to watch cricket on TV – everyone else did. And isn’t it the Australian (and other country’s as well) version of baseball? I like baseball, so I figured I should check ...

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Oh, the Madness!

Oh, the Madness!

  While Super Bowl Sunday is still the greatest single day on the American sports calendar, the greatest month is March.  And thankfully it is all over Down Under.  The number of Aussies playing college ball in the USA is really growing, ...

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My favorite (favourite?) Aussie terms

My favorite (favourite?) Aussie terms

I think it was George Bernard Shaw who once said that America and Britain were “Two countries separated by a common language”. I’ve lived in Australia a while, and the same can be said about America and Australia. Though I must say that ...

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Am I going to die here?

Am I going to die here?

My phone rang on a September morning many years ago. I answered. It was my wife. “What do you think of Sydney?”   “Australia?” I asked.   Of course she meant Australia – we were not about to move to Nebraska after all.   That was the ...

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