March 11, 2022

Author Motivation for Writing Conquering Clouds

Conquering Clouds became an evolving story. My initial intention was to write about the early history of ballooning in Australia. When I stepped into a balloon’s […]
March 2, 2022


‘CONQUERING CLOUDS’ IN MY HANDS February 24 & 25 videos and emails arrived on my computer. Stories from my various Australian friends who had received their […]
January 3, 2022

Farewell 2021 – Hello 2022

I write this first day of 2022 with heavy heart. Thousands of Australians wake with COVID while many of us wait to see which of our […]
December 17, 2021

My Memoir – Conquering Clouds

November 27 2021 – the 45 year anniversary of receipt of my pilot certificate. Presented to me in New Zealand by Mr. Laurie Soffe. My first […]
August 29, 2021

Australia at War

Australia is at war. Invaded by an unseen enemy. The widely contagious DELTA virus rages throughout my country. Cities and states are locked down with potential […]
July 18, 2021

Delta Covid Strain Settles in Australia

DELTA COVID strain jumps from area to area, person to person in Sydney Australia, continuing to spread to other capital cities and country towns. Our elected […]
May 14, 2021

2021 Shines Brighter

Five months have passed quickly and now it is May in Australia. Autumn colours abound, the nights are getting colder with winter months looming. Still restricted […]
March 31, 2021

2021 Off To A Positive Direction

2020 memories fade. 2021 new activities and challenges have arrived. Get physical, use your brain in various manners and so on, the experts tell us. Who’s […]
November 24, 2020

Life in the times of COVID-19

I am jotting a few notes down for future reference….to be sure that the past 9 months were not a dream nor a nightmare in many […]