Monday, December 5, 2011

Eric Bana

During the 1990s Eric Bana (pictured above) became known to Australian television viewers as a comedian, appearing in the comedy shows Full Frontal and The Eric Bana Show Live. The casting of Bana as ex-criminal Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read in the Australian film Chopper, took some by surprise. However, Read acknowledges that comedians are excellent impersonators, and are able to better adopt the persona of the people they play. Bana also transformed himself physically with a considerable weight gain. His first Hollywood appearance was in the film Black Hawk Down. He has subsequently established himself as more of an action genre actor in the U.S., with other works that include: Troy and Munich. He has proven his capability in dramatic roles by playing King Henry the VIII of England in The Other Boleyn Girl. He also introduced his comedy skills to Hollywood when he appeared in Funny People with Adam Sandler. Bana has considerable range as an actor, and he continues to support the Australian Film Industry. His Australian works also includes: The Castle, The Nugget, Romulus My Father, and Love the Beast. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet TV series

The adaptation of Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet to a television drama miniseries is a positive step towards more great Australian literature coming to the screen. Well done to pay-TV movie service Showcase for taking the initiative with this book. The miniseries aired from May 22, 2011 to June 5, 2011 and can now be purchased as a box DVD set. Cloudstreet captures the story of two very different Australian families, living under one roof, and their colourful lives are both tragic and inspiring. The narrative is at times subtle and overt, which engrosses the viewer in a profound and meaningful story. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Underbelly IV: Razor

The fourth installment of the Underbelly franchise, Razor, takes the viewer back to the infancy of organised crime in Sydney, with a focus on bitter rivals Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, and their illegal enterprises from 1927 to 1936. The costume and set design was perhaps the most challenging of all the series to date, yet this was achieved with convincing authenticity. There are numerous historical extracts woven into the story, which includes: strict gun laws, loopholes in drug laws that allowed dentists to legally purchase cocaine, the rise of the New Guard, exploits of Francis de Groot, insight into the career of one of Australia's first policewomen Lillian May Armfield, and numerous turf wars between Leigh and Devine. It is pleasing that Underbelly continues to give Australian Actors an opportunity to showcase their talents, and is providing viewers with enthralling television drama. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

ABL 2011 / 2012: "Lets grow baseball!"

The 2011 / 2012 Australian Baseball League season begins in less than one week, and supporters of the game are going to be treated to a summer of exciting play. I have come up with an unofficial slogan for this season, which is "lets grow baseball!" Fans are the most important stakeholders to any sport, and that's why patrons of baseball should aim to introduce one new person to the ABL this year. It could be a friend, a work colleague or a family member who you choose to take to the ballpark for the first time. So please play your part and "lets grow baseball!" To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

James Beresford: Brotherly Baseball

It seems that baseball players who come from a family that plays the game benefit from kin tuition. Craig Shipley and Dave Nilsson became the second and third Australians to play Major League Baseball, and they also have in common a family background with a strong involvement in the sport. James Beresford (pictured above) is currently a prospect in the Minnesota Twins Farm System where he has played since 2007. He spent the 2011 season playing High A Ball and finished the year with 131 hits and a .270 batting average. His older brother Simon epitomises the definition of a big brother standing at 6' 5", he played within the Milwaukee Brewers Farm System from 2003 to 2005. James has pursued a career as an infielder and Simon was a pitcher. There is no doubt that Simon was able to pass on valuable knowledge to James with respect to professional baseball life, and I'm sure James was able to see some great pitchers from his brother, which helped advance his skills as a hitter. Like any form of education what is taught by family often has a lasting influence shaping knowledge, and I'm sure as James progresses through the professional ranks of baseball; he will always remember the lessons taught to him by his brother. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Guy Pearce

The evolution of Guy Pearce (pictured above) from popular Australian television soap opera star to Hollywood megastar has been an impressive journey. His spirited performance in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert helped launch his film career. He turned heads in Hollywood with an exuberant and uncompromising performance in L.A. Confidential, and further proved his depth as a hard hitting lawyer in Rules of Engagement. Since the year 2000 he has accumulated many highly respectable credits, which includes: Memento, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hurt Locker, The Road, and The King's Speech. Pearce has remained committed to the Australian Film Industry, and he provided the lead in The Proposition. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Toni Collette

Toni Collette (pictured above) has proven her talent as an actress all over the world. The Australian film Muriel's Wedding is often cited as Collette's major breakthrough role. She has earned acclaim in Britain and North America, and her performance in the British movie About a Boy is my favourite. She has since solidified herself in Hollywood with the films: Changing Lanes, In Her Shoes, and Little Miss Sunshine just to name a few. Collette is also noted for generously supporting Australian charities and the Australian Film Industry. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Rachel Griffiths

Since the mid-1990s Australian actress Rachel Griffiths continues to build a solid film and television career. Griffiths (pictured above) was colourful and engaging in the Australian movie Me Myself I. She often appears in supporting roles in Hollywood films which includes: My Best Friend's Wedding, Blow, and The Rookie. Griffiths is one of a few Australians to be regularly cast on American Television. Two notable series consist of: Six Feet Under and Brothers and Sisters. She is an energetic performer who continues to contribute to the Australian Film Industry. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Geoffrey Rush

In 1996 Geoffrey Rush dazzled the world with his performance as David Helfgott, in the Australian film Shine, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Rush (pictured above) began his acting career as a stage actor in Queensland, during the early 1970s. Since the late 1990s he has appeared in many movies, including: the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and Munich. His outstanding performance in The King's Speech, stands out as one of the best ever by an Australian Actor. Rush has brilliant competency in drama, comedy, and adventure fantasy genre. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

David Wenham

A common pathway for Australian actors is the transition from television dramas to feature films. David Wenham (pictured above) started his career in television in the late 1980s, and he began to appear regularly in films from 2000 onwards. His performance in the Australian movie The Bank was superb. He was also very sharp in the film Australia. In addition, Wenham has appeared in many Hollywood works, which includes: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 300, and Public Enemies. He displays excellent range as an actor; performing comfortably in action, drama, and comedy genre. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown's acting career dates back to the 1970s, and he is one of Australia's most enduring film and television actors. I share with Brown (pictured above) having worked for AMP. Prior to becoming an actor he was a trainee actuary. The first film I recall seeing Brown in was Cocktail where he starred with Tom Cruise. My favourite movie of his career is the Australian classic Breaker Morant. It is pleasing that Brown has continued to stay involved in the Australian Film Industry, and his recent contributions include: Dirty Deeds, Australia, and Beautiful Kate, which was directed by his wife Rachel Ward. As an actor Brown distinguishes himself with his resolute style. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, The Tourist cheapest seller, The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller, and Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Aussie Sam Stosur wins the 2011 US Open

Australian tennis is out of the wilderness with a newly crowned Queen. Sam Stosur (pictured above) from the Sunshine State Queensland, defeated American super player Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 to win the 2011 US Open. It has been 34-years since an Australian woman has won the US Open Singles Title, and it is Stosur's first Singles Grand Slam win. As a Doubles player Stosur won the US Open in 2005 and the French Open in 2006. Stosur's team skills are further confirmed by her Mixed Doubles wins, which includes the 2005 Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2008. 2011 is proving to be a great year for Australian athletes competing on the world stage. To purchase a copy of my sports themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wallabies Win Tri Nations

The Qantas Australian Wallabies have broken a decade long drought by winning the Rugby Union Tri Nations last night in Brisbane. Their 25 - 20 victory over the New Zealand All Blacks confirms the Wallabies as a genuine threat for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, which will be played in New Zealand from September 9 to October 23, 2011. To date the Rugby World Cup has been won by Southern Hemisphere countries five times out of a possible six. Australia has a chance to be the first country to claim three World Cup victories having previously been the winner in 1991 and 1999. The Queensland Reds victory in the Super 15 and the Qantas Wallabies taking out the Tri Nations is proof that Australian Rugby Union is in good form. To purchase a copy of any of books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cadel Evans makes Australian sporting history

Cadel Evans (pictured above) has become the first Australian to win the world's most coveted cycling event the Tour de France. His achievement is not just for Australia but also for the entire Southern Hemisphere as he has become the first ever winner from this region. Evans was a true champion well before winning the 2011 Tour de France. He participated in the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games in mountain biking, and since 2005 he has shined in the Tour de France, which includes placing second twice. For his contribution to sport and Australia Evans is most deserving to receive the Order of Australia in 2012. To purchase a copy of my sports themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Olympic Softball deserves another hit

Softball was particularly unlucky to be cut from the Summer Olympic Games program for London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. Baseball has suffered the same fate but softball had the Olympic Games as its apex, and as a sport it does not have a major league, which makes it deserving of Olympic status. In Australia softball is played in most schools and participation rates far exceed those of baseball and many other sports. Despite this a generation of softball players around the world won't have the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games. I am confident however that softball will return for the 2020 Olympics, but ultimately it should have never been cut from the program in the first place. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dave Nilsson: Who will be the next?

Dave Nilsson (pictured above) was a true baseball trailblazer for Australia, playing eight seasons of Major League Baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers, and to date he is the only Aussie All-Star. He is frequently regarded as the best catcher in Brewers history, and Australia's greatest baseball player. The question of who will be the next Dave Nilsson should always take into consideration the factors that made him the player he was, and his high achievements. Nilsson hit 105 home runs during his career, and he had two seasons where he hit 20 or more home runs. Considering that he mostly played as a catcher and had a career .284 batting average is further proof of his special talent. But Nilsson's pedigree can be attributed somewhat to his nature and nurture. To begin with, Nilsson came from an Aussie baseball family. His older brothers Bob and Gary both played some Minor League Baseball. Standing at 192 centimetres tall and 83 to 90 kilograms in weight during his playing days, Dave had the physique of a high performance athlete. When you combine Dave's family influence and his physical attributes, this set the foundations for a talented player. But it is important to remember that Australian athletes with similar physical attributes to Dave, often choose other sports ahead of baseball. Rugby league, rugby union, and Australian Rules Football are the sporting pathways that many athletes take in Australia. So with baseball behind these sports in terms of participation, baseball was lucky to secure an athlete of Dave's prowess. Therefore the question of who will be the next Dave Nilsson is difficult to answer. This is in-part due to the fact that it is rare in Australia to have a family that has such a strong disposition towards baseball. Also, through years of hard work Nilsson established himself as a genuine power hitter, and whilst Luke Hughes and Trent Oeltjen are both currently proving themselves as capable Major League hitters, Nilsson reached a higher hitting echelon than any other Aussie player has to date. With the new Australian Baseball League entering its second season and a continuous flow of Aussies in professional baseball leagues overseas, there is certainly potential for another player of Dave Nilsson's calibre. Yet I predict that such a talent can only come once every 20 or so years, as baseball in Australia is in the shadow of so many other sports, but its capacity to grow is certainly encouraging. Dave Nilsson is frequently mentioned in my book Boomerang Baseball. To purchase a copy of any of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Derek Jeter: New York Yankees

Derek Jeter (pictured above) continues to prove that he is the most outstanding New York Yankee since Mickey Mantle. Now in his 17th year of Major League Baseball Jeter is fast approaching hit number 3,000. Barring injury he should achieve this milestone well before the conclusion of the 2011 season. Jeter's career is brimmed with glory and the attainment of five Baseball World Series victories, and counting, is the resume of a certain Hall of Famer and Yankees Legend. But his achievements extend beyond the field of play, and Jeter is noted for his generous contribution to the community and gentlemanly disposition. We are all very lucky to have seen and continue to see his brilliance, and there is no doubt that Jeter will be a Yankee for the life of his career. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

San Francisco Giants: Bay Area Aussies

To date two Australians have played Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants. The first was Damian Moss in 2003 followed by Travis Blackley in 2007, and West Australian pitcher Cameron Lamb is currently within the Giants Farm System. Traditionally the Giants have not been particularly active in Australia in terms of regularly signing amateur free agents. Nevertheless they have a decent alumni of Aussies, and the return of the Australian Baseball League may encourage the Giants to increase their scouting in Australia. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Philadelphia Phillies: Aussie Phils

The Philadelphia Phillies have established a strong presence in Australia during the last ten years in particular. Australians have played within the Phillies Farm System as far back as the 1980's though, such as Sydney catcher Gary White from 1987 to 1988. Aussies Brad Harman and Chris Snelling both played Major League Baseball with the Phillies in 2008, and Queensland pitcher Drew Naylor is a top prospect within their Farm System. The Phillies generally have about five Aussies within their farm system which is consist for the 2011 season too. During the last three to five years the Phillies have rivaled the Minnesota Twins for the highest number of Australian signed players. Nathan Davison is scouting for the Phillies in Australia, and it is likely that the number of Aussies within their farm system will continue to rise. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oakland Athletics: Aussie A's

The green and yellow team colours of the Oakland Athletics is similar to Australia's national sporting colours of green and gold. In 2007 Chris Snelling became the first Aussie to play for the Oakland Athletics, followed by Grant Balfour. Balfour is currently on the Athletics major league roster and he is making a regular contribution to the team. The Athletics have sporadically had Australians within their farm system, but with Russell Spear scouting for them in Australia it is just a matter of time before more Aussies join this club. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Tampa Bay Rays: Aussie Sunshine

The Tampa Bay Rays have become a popular team for fans of baseball in Australia. So far two Aussies have played Major League Baseball with Tampa Bay. Damian Moss was the first in 2004 back when Tampa Bay went by the name Devil Rays. The second was flamethrower Grant Balfour who established himself as a colourful identity on the team from 2007 to 2010. 2008 and 2010 were stellar seasons for him, and in 2008 Balfour played in a Baseball World Series with the Rays, making him only the second Aussie to do so. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Florida Marlins: Aussie Big Fish

The Florida Marlins have some interesting Australian Baseball History. In 1993 they signed Australian Rules Football player Justin Charles, and to date two Aussies have played Major League Baseball with them. The first was Mark Hutton in 1996 followed by Graeme Lloyd in 2002. Despite spending his career as a pitcher Hutton enjoyed his time in the National League where he had the opportunity to bat. During his MLB career he had 24 plate appearances and a lifetime batting average of .304 including one home run. Whilst the Marlins don't currently have any Aussies within their farm system they have generally stocked one or two Aussies per seasons over the years. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Detroit Tigers: Motown Aussies

The Detroit Tigers are emerging as a popular club for Australian baseball players. At present pitcher Brad Thomas is on their major league roster. The Tigers have had Australians within their farm system dating back to the early 1980's. Gary Nilsson played Minor League Baseball with them in 1984 and Mark Ettles was drafted by the Tigers in 1989. Whilst the Tigers have historically not signed as many Aussie players as the Seattle Mariners or Minnesota Twins, we should expect to see plenty do so in the future, as Kevin Hooker and Glenn Williams are both scouting for the club in Australia and the Pacific. In addition, Aussie Andrew Graham is a field manager in the Tigers Farm System. Knocking on the door for a major league call-up are Aussie pitchers Brendan Wise and Chris Oxspring, who are both at present playing AAA in the Tigers farm system. The Detroit Tigers therefore have the capacity to be strongly represented with Aussies in both playing and support positions. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New York Yankees: Pinstriped Aussies

The New York Yankees are one of the most famous sporting teams in the world. So to have had two Australians wear the pinstripes of the Yankees is a special chapter in Australian Baseball History. It is possible to round up the number of Aussies to three with adopted Australian Pat Kelly. In 1993 Mark Hutton was the first Australian to start a Major League Baseball game as a pitcher. In 1996 and 1998 Graeme Lloyd was the first Australian to win a Baseball World Series. He is also the only Australian to have recorded a pitching win in a World Series game and the only Australian to have had an at-bat in a World Series game. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.  

San Diego Padres: Four Aussie Amigos

The San Diego Padres are like a home away from home for Australian baseball players. With nice warm weather and sparkling beaches San Diego is a comfortable city for Aussies. In 1991 Craig Shipley became the first Australian to play Major League Baseball with the Padres, followed by Mark Ettles, Chris Oxspring, and Justin Huber. At present the Padres are equal second with the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers for number of Aussies to play on a MLB team. The Padres usually have multiple Australians within their farm system, and this is the case for the 2011 season with pitching prospect Josh Spence. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.  

Atlanta Braves: Aussie Bravehearts

The Atlanta Braves patronage of Australian baseball talent dates back to the 1980's. But it was in the 1990's that the Braves set the record for the highest signing bonus for an Australian amateur free agent. In 1993 the Braves signed Glenn Williams for approximately 1.2 million Australian Dollars. So far three Australians have played Major League Baseball with the Braves. The first was Damian Moss in 2001, followed by Peter Moylan, and Phil Stockman. Moss displayed impressive form with the Braves in 2001 and 2002, and Moylan has established himself as a regular major league player since 2006. The Braves usually have multiple Aussies within their farm system too. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Milwaukee Brewers: Aussie Brew Crew

The Milwaukee Brewers seem to like the taste of Fosters Beer, as to date four Australians have played Major League Baseball with them. The first was Dave Nilsson in 1992, followed by Graeme Lloyd, Trent Durrington, and Grant Balfour. The Brewers have recorded plenty of Australian Baseball History. In 1993 Graeme Lloyd pitched to Dave Nilsson which made the first all-Australian battery. In 1999 Dave Nilsson was a National League All-Star for the Brewers, and in 2004 Trent Durrington was the first Australian positional player to pitch at the major league level. The Brewers are currently equal second with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers for total number of Aussies to play on a single team. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Dinkum Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have remained a steady recruiter of Australian baseball players dating back to the early 1980's. Dodger blue and Australian true-blue baseballers have a noteworthy history. To date four Australians have played Major League Baseball with the Dodgers. The first was Craig Shipley in 1986, followed by Jeff Williams, Luke Prokopec, and Trent Oeltjen. Currently the Dodgers are equal second with the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers for total number of Australians to play MLB with a single team. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hugh Jackman

If there was a category for a national celebrity flagship, actor Hugh Jackman (pictured above) would be the pride of the fleet for Australia. During the 1990's Jackman gained considerable momentum in Australia as a film and television actor. However, the first time I saw him perform was live at the 1999 National Rugby League Grand Final, where he sung "This Is The Moment" as part of the pregame entertainment. It was a strong performance and I remember thinking that Jackman was bound to have a big career on the stage. As it has turned out he has had and continues to have an excellent career in film, on stage, and in television. To his credit Jackman has proven to be a kind and wholehearted gentlemen. He has superb range as an actor earning critical acclaim in the stage performance of The Boy from Oz. Combining this with his dominant performance in films like Australia and Swordfish has confirmed him as a true first class actor. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

George Miller

As a film director, Australian George Miller (pictured above) has displayed outstanding range with his work. From the post apocalypse Mad Max Trilogy, to a fun loving pig named Babe and a sequel film, to the animated hits Happy Feet I and II. For me Mad Max II and III are personal favourites. The idea of the fragile existence of the human race, fighting for finite resources in lawless societies, captivated my attention. The set design and costumes were brilliant too. There is strong talk of a fourth Mad Max, and production for it may begin in 2012. It has been stated that Mel Gibson won't be part of the latest installment, but the sentimental side of me doesn't like to part ways with tradition. There was perhaps an apprehension from Miller of potentially typecasting himself with the Mad Max works, yet he has clearly achieved tremendously across many genres. It is interesting to note that Miller is also a qualified medical doctor. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bondi Beach swim

I have lived in Sydney, Australia my whole life and I have finally taken a swim at world famous Bondi Beach. On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 I did what so many tourists from around the globe instinctively do upon arriving in the Harbour City. It is possible as a young boy I might have had a swim at Bondi but I certainly have no memory of it. The sand was soft and pure and the water was so refreshing. A week later there was a heat wave in Sydney and how I wished I was back at Bondi Beach!