I didn't travel far to find you,
I didn't cross a frozen waste,
there were no dangers that I had to face.
I had no need to be a hero,
no kind of rescue was required,
there was no earthquake, famine, flood or fire.

So if you dreamt of shining armour, I'm sorry but it wasn't me;
a handsome knight I will not ever be. We didn't write an epic romance,

a tale of love that must be told -
the movie rights will not be bought or sold.

I don't recall the day I met you,
I can't remember what you wore,
maybe I learnt your name and nothing more. There was no flash of recognition
that you would be my one true love,
I heard no angels in the sky above.

But you're the one I love,
and what we share is real,
maybe as deep as any star-crossed lovers, you and me, you and me.

Dorothy and I started "going together" on April 15th, 1966. We had been friends for a couple of years, had known each other since we were 7, but that day marked an enormous change in our relationship. So, I wanted to write a song for our 30th anniversary. It was completed a few days after the event. I had started with the image of the queen bee(?) whose wings are broken, meaning she can never leave the nest. But I'm good at digressions, and I finished up with a tribute to the ordinary, a paean of praise for non-romance and anti- heroism


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events