_ I'm always travelin’, I love bein’ free...
You may recognise these words from Peter Allen’s iconic tune ‘I Still Call Australia Home’.
It’s a fitting song for a nomad who’s spent most of my life on walkabout, spurred on by a passion for travel and new experiences.
It captures that special essence of ‘home’ - I always feel a lump in my throat whenever I hear it as I fly back to Australia.
“Who’s your guru?”
“I don’t have one.”
The young truckie gasped audibly.
“What Teachings do you follow, then?”
“None in particular,” I responded, “I’m open-minded to all ideas and beliefs.”
New Zealand 2008
New Zealand 2006
United Kingdom 2004
Athens Olympics 2004
Beijing to Athens 1994
I acknowledge the traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live, the Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi and Joondoburri people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, the waters and sky. I pay my respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.
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