Fairholme In January 2020

We are meant to keep focused for new life, for new beginnings, for new experiences, and to use our abilities to move beyond all those things that may serve as excuses toconfine us to the now. - Byron Pulsifer Dear Members… Read more ›


One of my favourite authors, John Steinbeck, once captured the essence of departures in the words: ‘Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the… Read more ›

Living Treasures

‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’ Mahatma Gandhi I have been going to the same gym for eleven years … if you were to add all my visits over that time, it might… Read more ›

You Can't Say No?

‘Oh it seems to me/That sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ (Elton John) Elton John’s classic could easily be rewritten and retitled. In the context of raising adolescents I quite like the idea of ‘NO… Read more ›

Embrace the Near Win…

Every time we set a goal – be that public, or private – we place ourselves on course for success or failure; at least that’s the dominant reading of such scenarios. Rarely, do we give enough psychological… Read more ›

If You Get Caught Speeding…

It’s expensive when you park for too long in Wandoo Street in Brisbane – or so we discovered on Father’s Day. As we drove off and ventured along James Street, a flapping ticket tucked under the left windscreen… Read more ›