Bogy and Delly — An Aussie will win an NBA title, again!

Bogy and Delly — An Aussie will win an NBA title, again!

The NBA Finals are set.  I don’t know who will win, but I do know that for the 2nd straight year, and Australian will be hoisting the championship trophy.  Last year there were 2 — Patty Mills and Aaron Baynes of the San Antonio ...

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Say what?  Odd Aussie pronunciations

Say what? Odd Aussie pronunciations

Recently I was driving my kids to school when I heard an advertisement (hey, come to think of it, that is another one!) on the radio that made me cringe.  It also made me think of all the words I hear Aussies say that sound so strange to me. ...

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Random Thoughts on a USA visit

Random Thoughts on a USA visit

  If you’ve been following my posts, you know its been a while since I’ve added anything.  That is, in part, due to a trip we took back over to the USA.  Every time I go, I am struck by the effect living overseas has had on me ...

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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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