Forum in Rome

Goodbye Dr Jim

“Benefield, Dr James Joseph (Jim) — Sadly passed away in Paris, France on Tuesday 11 October 2011. In his 74th...

I am afraid

Fear is a wonderful motivator

In two weeks time I’m running 21km in a girl’s school uniform, and I’m woefully under-prepared for it.  I’m scared...

Laptop in Laos

I am not going to die wondering

It’s 2pm on a Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining. I’m slightly hungover, with a case of brain fog that...


9 Life Lessons from a Song About Sunscreen

Every few months, for the last two decades, I've listened to this song about sunscreen. Here's why.

White flag

When did you give up the fight?

You live in incredible times.  So why aren’t you making the most of it? 50 years ago Russia had just...

Shopping mall

Resisting the changes

I’ve been back in Melbourne for over three months now.  In some ways it seems like merely days have passed...

The long search for passion

It took more than three decades, but I’ve finally found my passion.  For most of that time I hadn’t even...

Then and now

Letter to a Younger Me

Dear 22 year old Dave, Hi there. You probably don’t recognise me from all the way back there in the...

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