Happy new year… in the broadest sense

Happy new year... in the broadest sense
It shouldn’t be controversial saying happy new year on January 1, and for most of us it is a happy new year, a time to start refresh, to think about new projects or renewed efforts on existing projects. But you just have to read the news and see how much of the country is on ...

2019 is done 1

2019 is done
As the country seems to be literally burning, the year comes to an end. It’s easy to say the world has been a garbage fire for much of this year, but it’s not all like that. I’ve done plenty, my family has done plenty and there is much more to be done in the next ...

My son’s BYOD for the new school year 2

My son's BYOD for the new school year
For the uninitiated, that’s “Bring Your Own Device”. A quick explanation of Will’s circumstance — lots of identified medical problems, including what can loosely be described as “motor dyspraxia”, that is, a severe problem with fine motor skills. Handwriting has always been very difficult for him, even though expression has not. We decided this year ...

Hard not to go with New Year’s Resolutions

Hard not to go with New Year's Resolutions
I generally don’t hold too much stock in these things, but there’s always a few I want to try and follow. Fitness, health and weight is usually one to watch — but I pretty much worked that one out perfectly last year. I lost between 10-15kg last year in preparation for the big donation, and ...

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s always the time of the year to think about this thing, as we’re constantly reminded in all media… along with the constant reminder that we mostly never follow through with these things. So just for the record, here’s what I’d like to do more of this year: — Writing. Well duh, of course. I ...

Happy New Year!

So it’s 2010 now, and it seems like a good year so far. There was some brief sunshine today even, just for a change. Nearly done with our week in Nelson Bay, unfortunately. And not much to show for it, except for a week of shopping trips. There has literally been not a lick of ...

The thing about New Years…

Is that Willl hates fireworks. He really hates them. He’s absolutely petrified by them. We really don’t have any idea why, but everytime we’ve gone near fireworks displayed he is physically terrified. To the point that he can’t even be in the same room when they’re on television. So you can imagine what it’s like ...

And as the year draws down…

Here I sit, at our family place in Nelson Bay, thankfully feeling better (but hardly perfect), and planning our night’s activities, and thinking about the year that was. Only about five hours left in the year, and it’s certainly been a varied one. Really don’t go for all that “year that was” stuff, so there’s ...

Goals for 2008

There’s always time for New Year’s resolutions at this time of year, or goals, or whatever you want to call. Of course, I get into this trap often enough and make promises I won’t keep, which seems kind of pointless. But here’s as honest an attempt as I can hope for: Online — Keep this ...

The year that was …

So how was 2007? Well, apparently I made only one post here in the whole year, which you’d think might say something, but really doesn’t. True, I did concentrate on the likes of Facebook and TV.com last year, and work and family always involves a lot of my time, but I don’t really feel like ...
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