“It’s especially rewarding,” he says, “because doctors didn’t think I’d live 18 months. The first sound I remember was the metronome of the heart monitor when I came out from the anesthetic of my eleven-hour operation. The first sight I saw was my wife, Wendy. She was standing beside me, holding my hand. We still hold hands.” A collection of G’day USA photos is available at: http://jameshoustonturner.blogspot.com/2011/01/cool-dude-writer-goes-to-gday-usa.html.