Brian Cain


It is nearly a year since we set up our veggie garden, later years, more time and available resources led us to put in a veggie garden to not only supplement our food chain but educate our children and in some cases my wife and I. It was in fact … read more

Don’t die with the music still in you … a response

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“Don’t die with the music still in you”.  This was a recent blog on Starts at Sixty and being a muso caught my attention. Musicians especially pop, rock and blues are some the most exploited people on the planet. The pubs are full of pop wannabe’s that never made it … read more

Life starts at sixty… so far so good


After two failed marriages Brian shares with us what he has learned, and how now at 60 he is giving it all to keep his current marriage healthy and strong. read more

Brian Cain, a new nominee for The Palmer Party

Why I joined the Palmer Party?

Brian Cain, one of our regular writers was announced as a candidate for The Palmer Party on Sunday 9th June and today he writes for our Starts at Sixty Community to explain why he, as a former independent has chosen to join the party.     My sudden and short … read more

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Gambling… is it a cancer or just entertainment?

For many, a flutter on the Melbourne cup once a year is the extent of their donation to the gambling industry. The Melbourne cup sweep and the race that stops the nation sits below the Australian flag as an institution, a monument to Phar Lap, a giant amid his kind … read more


A trip to the Eyre Bird Observatory

I travelled the Nullarbor plain from South Australia to Western Australia many times, by train, bus and vehicle, the first when it was a dirt road in the early seventies in an EH Holden. Working in the mines of WA I and having family in SA I can’t remember how … read more

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God bless the Volunteers we’ve lost

The majority of families in Australia would have at in current time or past history had family members belong to volunteer groups. They are varied and vast, with most quietly going about their business with little more than personal gratification in being able to assist others.   There are so … read more


Hemp – Magic, myth or demon?

The humble and foten feared hemp plant has been demonstrated by Brian to reduce his skin cancer… yet why arent we listening to the research and reconsidering hemp for more than just pot-smoking… read more

Value adding the garden…

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As the greyer years come on, attention to the productivity of the garden increases,... read more

Lollies from the pollies: Promises for everyone…

Roll up roll up, there's lollies for everyone here!

Ladies and gents, roll up. rollup, there's lollies for everyone here. In... read more

Australian Politics: Someone shine a light, please!


Current public perception of the Australian political landscape has encouraged all kinds of people... read more

Gun Laws: Are they for the Lawful or the Lawless?


Events in the United States are generally the news that generates most debate about... read more

Lest We Forget


Lest we forget. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Australia... read more

Education… stuck in politics


I have found education the most difficult topic to deliver a speech about or... read more

Drugs in Sport… A smelly game


Media headlines; Cycling, Rugby and now Australian Rules football. We would be led to... read more

The price of gold

Gold Coins

The current drop in the price of gold is nothing new in the natural... read more

The Boston Bombings: Can it happen here?


Today's bombings in Boston US during the running of the Boston Marathon are a... read more

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One pot, four ingredient slow cooker beef stroganoff


There’s nothing better than a warm, steaming beef stroganoff to come home to on a winter’s day. This recipe is simple, delicious and will keep you warm! Ingredients 500g beef strips (frozen) 500g sour cream One can of cream of mushroom soup Packet of onion soup Method Put frozen beef … read more

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Winter sale staples


Right now the shops are starting to stock spring clothes, it seems a little premature we know. But on the flip side, this means that we can all pick up some wonderful winter staples at bargain prices. In this week’s style we have considered the must have winter items and … read more

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The smartest man


After working his farm every day, an old farmer rarely had time to enjoy the large pond in the back that he had fixed up years earlier with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and benches. So one evening he decided to go down and see how things were holding up. Much … read more