I’ve swum at the nude beach on Fire Island off Long Island, New York, with a cute school teacher from New Jersey.
I’ve been to the Statue of Liberty.
I’ve known the delight of floating down the Grand Canal in Venice in a water taxi with an Italian nurse with the voice of Sophia Loren.
I helped to launch Animal Liberation here in Australia.
I was the first member of the Permaculture Association started in the 1970s by two academics from a Tasmanian (Australia) university.
It’s become a world phenomenon in the race to save the planet helping individuals and communities introduce a sustainable agriculture into their lives.
I was kicked off a commune a group of us started on 40 acres of land north of Melbourne in the 1970s for opposing questionable practices that would turn it into a religious sect.
I’ve sat with channels who’ve had books published of their words (for example, ‘Earth to Tao’ and ‘Tao to Earth’).
An article I wrote for a local newspaper about the Swiss-Italian gold miners who came to the Central Highlands goldfields in the 1850s was the inspiration for the annual ‘Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festa’.
For a while I ran ‘The Springs Whole Health Group’ with monthly speakers on subjects ranging from hypnotherapy and reflexology to water divining and ley lines relating to health.
I’ve lived in a caravan parked by the roadside in a small country town in the Aussie bush where I became lovingly known as King of the Hippies.
On the side of a hill near a lake in the north of Italy I enjoyed an outdoor family feast of Italian food and wine served beneath a canopy of vines in a magical setting resembling a movie set.
I’ve run my own one-man freelance advertising copywriting business for over 10 years in Melbourne.
My first big ad presentation was at a week long client conference on the steamy tropical South Pacific island of Fiji.
How did I survive being left homeless, penniless, jobless and friendless when my business and I were declared bankrupt and I lost everything?
Before all of that I worked at the Melbourne office of the second largest ad agency in the world now known as McCann’s.
A campaign I created, wrote and produce for meat pies and donuts won an award at the annual National Television Society Awards in 1972.
I had a fairytale reunion with my 21 year-old daughter living on the famous Gold Coast of Australia.
I’ve been twice married, have 2 grown daughters and 3 adorable granddaughters.
I live now in a beautiful seaside resort town across the bay from the city of Melbourne where the Annual Mussel Festival and Annual National Celtic Festivals are held.
I’ve authored 4 books (not novels).
“Either write something worth reading,” wrote famous American author Ernest Hemingway, “or do something worth writing.”
I reckon that’s what I’ve done in my crazy life.
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