Friday, 15 February 2008

The Power of "Sorry"

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 15, 2008 with 2 comments
speedygeese 3000m track result 14 Feb
M45 Rod Lynch 10:52 75.9%
W35 Emma Adams 11:45 73.3
M50 Gary Bowen 11:57 70.2
M45 Roger Pilkington 11:59 69.4
W40 Katie Forestier 12:09 73.3
W30 Jeni Greenland 12:28 67.5
W55 Kathy Sims 12:48 82.9
M55 Neil Boden 12:57 68.6
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 12:59 65.3
W35 Bronwyn Calver 13:10 65.5
M65 Tony Booth 14:23 68.9
W60 Margaret McSpadden 15:36 72.0

These are very good results in the 3000m. Your times are getting faster!

speedygeese 5k results Acton 12 Feb
26. Richard Faulks M45 19:10
44. Mick Horan M45 20:00
69. Roger Pilkington M45 21:27
88. Neil Boden M55 23:42
93. David Baussmann M55 24:12
111. Roy Jones M65 26:32
112. Caroline Campbell W65 27:07
119. Geoff Barker M60 28:00

This is one of the few "fast" 5k road courses.

Sprint Marathon

Neil halfway through the 2k leg. Plenty more pain to come!

More on “Sorry”
“Sorry” might be the “hardest word”, but it is a very powerful word. Can we, like the Prime Minister, offer it without qualification? My observation is that as soon as one begins to hedge the word, it loses its power to heal. Again, well done Kevin.

Still more
The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Dont dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be

The wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
Be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free

...Ring the bells that still can ring
...Forget your perfect offering
...There is a crack in everything
...Thats how the light gets in

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
The widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see

Cant run no more
With the lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me


You can add up the parts
But you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee


-Leonard Cohen, Anthem


  1. Re sorry,
    A few of points 1. Jeff Kennett moved a motion of sorry in the Victorian Parliament 10 years ago.2. According to today's sun newspaper the compensation claims are starting. 3. Where is the apology for the "forgotten Children"
    4. I believe governments will continue to neglect children in many different ways and at many different levels.

  2. This national declaration of sorry and thank you has touched the hearts of many Australians. It's a "First Step" for the whole of Australia.