Amazing Storms and Floods

12 January, 2011

I live in a place called Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. Normally, it lives up to its name with about 300 days of sunshine each year. But, that is not the case so far this year. The Pacific Ocean has lots of water in it and a cyclonic storm has brought a lot of it ashore. The result is vast areas to the north of here are under water from Brisbane…

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Anne Burras – An Amazing American Mother

17 August, 2010

America celebrates Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Amelia Earhart and many others who have contributed to building the nation. They have monuments and memorabilia named after them. So, why has Anne Burras been ignored? She is one of the most important women in American history. At the age of 14, she arrived in Jamestown in 1608, as the maid of Mrs Forrest. They were the only two women amongst  200…

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Travels and Amazing People

10 August, 2010

Have been out and about travelling for the last 3 months in search of more amazing people. I took a flight from Brisbane, Australia to Vancouver in Canada and then on to Calgary. Both cities were full of people making the best of their lives and I met some amazing characters, all with proud stories  to tell of people who founded their cites. Next, I went to New York and attended the…

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Amazing Cities -Which Ones Do You Like?

24 February, 2010

When I first arrived in Paris, I thought this looks an interesting city, as the gardens, buildings and monuments attracted my attention. When I arrived in New York, I was surprised by the amount of traffic and it took a long time to get from one place to another. On my first visit to Tokyo, I was amazed by the large number of people and the way things were well…

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Oskar Schindler’s Amazing Life and Legacy

22 February, 2010

Have you read the book Schindler’s List or seen the film titled Schindler’s Ark? The book by Thomas Kennealy and the film by Steven Spielberg have made Schindler’s name famous. But, who was Oskar Schindler? In my search for amazing people, I decided to find out. After attending a business conference in Krakow, Poland, I became very interested in what Oscar Schindler did there. It was in Krakow that he…

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Australia Day – Convicts and Colonials

26 January, 2010

Early in 1788, old sailing boats arrived in Botany Bay, not far from what is now the Sydney International Airport. Fast forward to 2012.What a contrast! If only the original settlers to Australia could return today and see what has been achieved. Australia is now a thriving country of over 22 million people who, for the most part, enjoy a very high standard of living. I am currently writing a…

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