Nelson Mandela

From http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/10/1261556/-Nelson-Mandela-R-I-P Remembering Mandela’s words and deeds. There’s been a lot said about the passing of the great man this week of course, so I had to add something. The image about from DailyKos really highlights some of the great things he’s said, and some of the obvious reasons why he will always be remembered. What ...

The Day of the Doctor

The Day of the Doctor
Early start this morning for this big 50th anniversary show. We have a terrible ABC picture so it wasn’t the most perfect circumstance to watch, but it was exciting to be up for it anyway, knowing we were watching at the same time as millions of others in the world. We watched it for a ...

Happy birthday Ben!

Happy birthday Ben!
In our busy November of birthdays, baby Ben is the final player…. and now he’s a big two-year-old! Happy birthday Ben! You’re walking so well, eating so well, talking more, doing more and having as much fun as you can ever have. You’re a Thomas fan and a Wiggles far, and everything you watch with ...

Happy birthday to my dearest wife

Happy birthday to my dear wife Sallie. I’d add a picture here but she hates that, so needless to say I wish her a wonderful birthday and everything she could want. There were some interesting gifts today of course, but mostly it was fairly quiet. It’s an odd and busy time at the moment, but ...

Happy birthday Alex!

Happy birthday to the happiest 7-year-old there is, Alex T! Just like his older brother, Alex has to deal with an odd set of issues (completely different ones, mind you) but he is just so happy and eager and well-rounded about everything he takes on. Have a great day son 🙂 Our plan for today ...

One year on

You always say you can’t believe a year has passed since something important, but this time, I really can’t believe a year has passed. It’s been one year to the day since Will’s kidney transplant, since I was the donor, and since we were both in hospital. This precise time last year I was asleep ...

Why I’m not doing NaNoWrimo but then I sort of am

It’s just into November now, and it’s that time of the year again. NaNoWrimo lights up the blogosphere and the social media world with cries of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days… It seems like a lot, and it is. It’s about 1700 words a day, give or take, and unless you don’t ...

David Simon talks sense as always

Was privileged last night to see writer and TV creator David Simon at the Festival of Dangerous ideas at the Opera House. Somehow we even managed to get in the second row:   He was just metres away from us, and he spoke for an hour on a variety of topics around politics, the drug ...

The pull of Gravity

The pull of Gravity
Down in Sydney for a few days for the yearly check-up — nearly 12 months on from last year’s adventures. Everything on that count went brilliantly, no visit for me until this time next year, no visit for Will until February. Was able to see “Gravity” tonight — and was as impressed as most of ...

So much going on…

There’s a lot happening for me right now, maybe some new things, maybe some big changes. I’m not putting any of it down here just yet (no fair you say? But there is such a thing as oversharing… or at least premature sharing!) so for now I will be silent. And no doubt, the silence ...
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