“I don’t care if you live or die.”

As he stared at the end of his life when diagnosed with cancer, Jonathan was hit with the fact he was not the man he thought he was – He had become the kind of man he would not want to be near.

Two remarkable people appeared and taught him life’s greatest lessons, and in that started him on the road to redemption that saved his soul and saved and his life. that started him on the road to redemption that saved his soul and saved and his life.

This television journalist seemed to have everything, until that everything included cancer. Jonathan writes about his intimate journey with a deadly disease. And he also tells a bigger story about how the disease launched him on a pilgrimage to become a better man.

He uses his gifts, as a raconteur to show how some of the answers about how to survive his cancer were revealed in his quest for redemption.
He published his first book in 2017 – The Other Side of Ego.

There are no sorrows when we break bread.
– Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

3 TV ads we’ll never see again.

“Milk will never be the same now that Big M is here”
(Big M Milk ad, 1979)
Big M commercial

“Ford, it’s the going thing”
(Ford ad, 1969)
Ford its the going thing
(Six blokes in the back of a ute, hooning around Frankston.
Try it now, and the anti-fun squad would be right on you).

“Yellow Pages”

Yellow Pages

“We did Chucky, we did.”

If you’re of a certain age in Australia, you’ll recognise the title from a series of television advertisements for Telecom Australia’s Mobilenet cell phone network.  It features a big-talking American travelling in Australia with an Australian sidekick.

We did Chucky, we did.

The other phrase was “We do Chucky, we do.”.