manhood Category

The Times They Are a’Changin

Maybe not so much the times, but my days are sure about to get different. Life has turned a corner, or crested a hill. Whatever, life is about to change. It wouldn’t be fair to say life is changing for the better. That would imply the way we were living prior to this change wasn’t […]

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Big Bad Man

I’m not the man I like to think I am. For a start I wake up and the first thing I do is check the weather. Fair enough you say, a lot of people do the same thing. Outdoor conditions can be particularly important to all sorts of people. Think gardeners and landscapers, greenkeepers, civil […]

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C’Mon

Embrace your inner hooligan. Just keep him inside and quiet.  I love a bit of sport. Some of it I am deeply engaged in. Certain teams and the men and women who represent them, seem to be able to grab whatever it is which makes me passionate. Otago’s 2013 Ranfurly Shield win was enough for […]

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Place

Is there a ‘place’ for you? Do you ‘fit’ there. Are you there now, or is that place waiting, for you to fit? I have never felt like I ‘fit’. I have never felt myself part of a group, one of the ‘set’. As I have grown older I have stopped thinking about it, my […]

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You

Just be yourself. So easy isn’t it. Once you know how. But self-awareness, and the ability to identify and be comfortable in that awareness, is not an easy thing at all. It takes a heck of a long time to try and figure out the person you are. Not the one you portray to the […]

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Boss Baby

Is it possible to rule the roost and rule the country? Our Prime Minister thinks so. Jacinda Adern is clearly a very ambitious women. She has become the darling of the political world, both nationally and around the world, in relatively rapid time. Her rise through the Labour Party ranks may not have been as […]

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IRRELEVANT, IRREVERENT.

Not so long ago I started to question my relevance.    I don’t know if that is a middle-aged, life in crisis thing, or not. Technically my middle age, according to my demographic, slipped by, virtually unnoticed, some years ago. As it stands, I do not own a red convertible sports car and am not […]

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Second Chances for Tony Veitch?

I feel conflicted, yet certain.  I used to start my day early. Crawling out of bed at 4:30am and heading out the door was sometimes a trial and a drag. Anything I could use to get me through was greatly appreciated. Some thumping beats, energy drinks or strong coffee, for those days when I was […]

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Selfish Guilt?

An impromptu day off.  My wife is ill. Quite unwell in fact. Not only is she suffering toothache, the first time that dastardly infliction has struck her down, but she has copped whatever horrible affliction that lowered our kids over the last week or so. One after another, they dropped like proverbial flies, hit with […]

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Thanks

My Mother is nothing or no one special. I try to be an attentive and diligent parent. I believe I do okay and my Dearest is good at it too. We try not to miss much, try to get the kids involved and be involved with them. All the while being aware not to push […]

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