Sunday, May 27, 2018
Australian motor racing come of age. Today.
Over the years, I have watched and met some great Australian racers.
Sir Jack Brabham - watched, met and stood in awe.
Alan Jones and Mark Webber. Both winners and worthy of our nation's praise.
Today, Daniel Riccardo. added his name to the list, winning the first crown jewel of the day, the Monaco Grand Prix.
But in the world of Motor Sport, the crown jewels include the Indianapolis 500, Will Power becoming the first Australian to do what Sir Jack was unable to do.
Many years ago at the Surfers Paradise Grand Prix, I had the honor of meeting Roger Penske, at a time when his team couldn't get a win. I told him he needed an Australian to drive for him.
We waited, and the Captain delivered.
Australian motor sport unrests the crown jewels.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Recall I said that it wasn't all bad after I submitted a feature article, the first in three years?
Look for the article to be published in the coming months. Submission accepted.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Not all bad things have evolved from this period.
Yesterday I was able to submit a feature article, the first such submission in almost three years. Why?
For the past three years I have been gainfully employed in an industry that pays for a forty hour week and demands a hundred hour week. Between the Southern California commute and sleeping, I can examine almost every aspect of my life that has been vanquished for the industry. It is not wonder now that my body is sleeping more, recovering from the damage that has been exerted.
That doesn't pay the bills though.
Not out of the woods yet.
I'll get there after I have a nap.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
So much for protecting the writing time.
In a recent 17 day writing challenger, I managed to complete...one day.
In the past three weeks I have neglected to maintain the protection that the writing demands. Instead, I have been focused on other matters which may appear to take precedent, but which need to have a secondary place to the writing.
It is not that the last three weeks have not produced any writing, it's just that the last three weeks have not produced enough writing to warrant the past three weeks.
The current projects have been expanded and two major cover stories are being formulated for a local magazine that I have written for in the past.
Get the writing the protection that it needs before the writing opportunity is gone.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
At 16:45 Friday 30 March 2018, Good Friday the world changed.
The much maligned opportunity to acquire quality writing time came to fruition and presented itself before me as an initial unwelcome visitor. While the past seven days have been spent composing documents for the annual tax return, I have been allowed to make notes, jot ideas and began composing a feature story that I have long held dear to my heart.
I have also returned to a evolving story line, also near and dear to my heart, which holds a partial connection to the previously mentioned feature story. That developing story has also had more attention to it in the past seven days that it has had in the prior months.
Not every one gets another opportunity to write. This one, shall be protected.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Earlier this week I was in San Francisco, a city I first visited in the 20th Century. Since then, I have made a number of return journeys to the city. Business, work, and with my family. It is the location of the moment when I realized that my Father's health was failing.
This week, it became the catalyst for a change of direction.
I'm runnin out of healthy time.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Earlier this week I received a private message from a person whom knows, how shall I say, my history. They provided me with some information about my eldest daughter. When I went to verify the information, their report was confirmed and the last known connection that I had to my children, was now gone.
So, once again, in the words of Bruce Springsteen, "I'm counting on a miracle, to come through."