The 2012 London Olympics

Ryan Lochte

I’ve mentioned before that I was never a sports fan until I met the AFL. Nevertheless, I faithfully tune into the Olympics and watch sporting competitions that I’d never watch otherwise such as archery, water polo, and women’s weightlifting, or even men’s weightlifting for that matter. I’ll even tune in…

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Using Tampons in Australia

If you are squeamish about the subject of menstruation, you should stop reading now. And possibly seek therapy. I’ve written before about some of the little differences and a couple of the big differences between America and Australia. Here’s another one that for some may be small, but for me is huge.…

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My Right to Own an Arsenal

Vigil at Aurora, Colorado

Charles Whitman in 1966, Edward Charles Allaway in 1976, James Oliver Huberty in 1984, Pat Sherrill in 1986, James Edward Pough in 1990, George Hennard in 1991, Columbine in 1999, Virginia Tech in 2007, Michael McLendon in 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan in 2009, Jared Lee Loughner in 2011. Americans are experts when it comes to shooting tragedies such as…

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The Joy of Coupons


You may have heard me complain about how expensive life in Australia is compared to life in the United States.  It’s tough to get a break on shopping down under and one little savings joy that is common in America is noticeably missing in Australia – the coupon.

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