The Sports Gene

As this is my second sports-related post in a row, you might be thinking “What’s happening with James? Where are the show tunes and theatre reviews you’ve come to associate with me and this blog?”

The truth is I don’t really have much of a sports gene. As a child I was never naturally gifted in that area. As well as being a little uncoordinated (I’ve always been hopeless at catching balls),I’ve also always been a little more of the “sensitive kind” (not really into the boysy culture of team sports).… Read the rest “The Sports Gene”

Stockholm or Sydney?

As I looked down on the ice and saw the surname, “Dahlberg” on the back of player number twenty-seven, I thought for a moment I could have been in Stockholm. Except for the fact I’ve never actually seen an ice-hockey match played in Sweden. In fact, this was my first ever ice-hockey match, and the man called Dahlberg was playing for “Melbourne Ice”, playing the “Sydney Bears” at the ice-hockey rink located inside the shopping centre opposite Sydney’s Macquarie University.… Read the rest “Stockholm or Sydney?”