UNBELIEVABLEThe longest spit of a cherry stone in competition is 28.51 m (93 ft 6.5 in) by Brian "Young Gun" Krause (USA) at the International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship at Eau Claire, Michigan, USA in 2004. On the same day in the freestyle competition he spat a stone 33.62 m (110 ft 4 in).http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/cherry-stone-spitting-greatest-distance
Early last week I dropped out of Facebook. It got to me. All the clutter, the self-indulgence, the arguments, the banality. It was building but Paris blew it.To be fair, I only went to it three times a day, unless, of course, as often happened, someone sent me a direct message, then I had to … Continue reading Facing Facebook
In my town there had been a long running dispute between the city and a major local body. Nothing moved. In response, I wrote this piece and was about to offer it to a local newspaper when, wonderfully, something happened. (The only addition to the original is the last line.) It is to be hoped … Continue reading LEADERSHIP
Besart Berisha is an Albanian footballer who recently helped Melbourne victory win the Australian A League final. I didn’t watch the final but the many stories of Barisha intrigued me. The soccer mad youngster was born in Kosovo during tough times and when he was seven his family fled to Germany where his skill with … Continue reading The Promise
32.32 minutes in, the NZ Cherry Stone Spitting Championships.
WA PREMIER'S BOOK AWARD CUTS A COWARDLY INSULT: KIM SCOTT i must be honest.i am forced.here are some facts of my life.my father was a member of the Liberal Party. (he resigned in the 1990s)his father was a green man and a hippy before such things.i was in the group that founded the WA Wilderness … Continue reading WA PREMIER’S BOOK AWARD CUTS A COWARDLY INSULT: KIM SCOTT
DAY 1Monday27/10/2014Read Bill the Bastard, Roland Perry. Great tale of a horse and THE men who loved him. Caught me choking. Also some surprising facts I didn’t know about the 10th Light Horse after Gallipoli. They took Damascus in a mad rush of revenge. Why don’t we remember that?Coffee with me mate and psych.Another coffee … Continue reading DIARY OF A MAD WEEK