Every now & then, I contribute to Crikey – an Australian subscription-based e-newsletter, which concentrates on media, politics, culture & business.
Here was my piece, published yesterday.
- Early one morning in 1983, my father woke me up to watch Australians win a yacht race.
- Early one morning in 2001, my mother woke me via telephone, telling me to turn the TV on.
- But early one morning in 2009, I was already awake. My wife & I set two alarm clocks.
We watched history – listen to a new president “whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant”, and I rested my hand on my wife’s belly, knowing I’d have something to tell our son/daughter due in July.