1. Scoop Jackson, James Blake, and What it Means to Cheat

    As I traipsed along Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens the other day, flanked by Gray-Headed Flying Foxes and the serene Circular Quay, I decided to treat myself with a dollop of hazelnut gelato...

    Casey Michel Written by Casey Michel about almost 6 years ago 518 reads 1 comments

  2. Could Anything Be More Australian Than Aussie Rules Football?

    Is it any wonder that Australian Rules Football shares nearly all distinct traits with the noble kangaroo? I’m not talking about gnawing on grass or disemboweling opponents — although I suppose that would up the ante of it...

    Casey Michel Written by Casey Michel about almost 6 years ago 313 reads 1 comments

  3. Cricket: Sport of Kings, King of Boredom

    Before I came to Australia, I’d never wanted to chug Vegemite, punt a joey, or jump naked into a pool of hammerheads.Then again, before I came to Australia I’d never watched cricket, either...

    Casey Michel Written by Casey Michel about almost 6 years ago 665 reads 13 comments

  4. Lance Armstrong, Can't You Please Stay Retired?

    And now, for your reading pleasure, a scene from Lance Armstrong’s recent therapy session in which the chatty, highly critical shrink dissects Lance’s recent decision to rejoin the Tour de France...

    Casey Michel Written by Casey Michel about almost 6 years ago 731 reads 2 comments