Wouldn’t it be something to be giant amongst men? A leader? Someone that perseveres in the face of extreme adversity and inspires many? That’s what Nelson Mandela was/is to me and many others.
As people dissect the dramatic, topsy-turvey, controversial climax to this morning’s epic World Cup Final loss by the Black Caps to England, one player will inevitably carry the majority of the blame (from those inclined to do so).
For a couple of months now I've been enjoying a lively debate about the Israel Folau versus Rugby Australia slow motion ‘train crash’ that has been unfolding via the media. I expressed the opinion to friends that I suspected that Israel Folau had made himself into something of a crusading martyr for his Church/congregation. Recent events seem to strongly support that idea.
Over the past four days I’ve enjoyed a running joke with a handful of close sports-mad mates regarding the weather forecast at Trent Bridge, England, last night. The joke has been that I’ve been praying for England’s recent inclement weather to continue and ‘rain-out’ the Cricket World Cup match between our beloved Black Caps and … Continue reading The ethics of praying for rain a Black Caps fan’s dilema
Monochrome, dystopian, brooding, nerve jangling and complex, frightening and thought provoking – Handmaiden’s Tale, Season 3, Episode 1 is upon us tonight! It’s safe to say that I am frothing with anticipation for the first episode. The TV series adaption (Produced by streaming service Hulu) of Margaret Atwood’s brilliant 1980s novel is an adrenaline stirring, … Continue reading Handmaiden’s Tale Season 3 – June about to go Rambo?