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The Walking Talking Dead

I would like to this opportunity to introduce you all to Jake. Jake is three. He is a little boy that lives in the forest. Jake does not attend school, Pre-School, Creche, Kindergarten or Play Center. Jake owns a car but does not drive. Jake drinks beer. Jake only eats Lolli-pops, Lollies and Chocolate Jake is […]

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Love and War

My daughter hates me. “I hate you.” E-Bomb isn’t vehement. More matter of fact, cold. “I love you.” It is all I can say and I mean it. “I don’t like you and I don’t love you.” It’s an important distinction. There is a clear delineation between those you love and those  you like. You […]

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Harden up

How far do you push for a healthy lifestyle for your kids, vs staying warm and keeping your feet dry?  On Saturday afternoon a watery sun sort of poked through a grey winters day. Sort of. It was all the window we needed. It was time to get the girls and their little brother out […]

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Was that you?

My daughters morning breath smells like a dead seal pup rotting in a hot summer sun. Have you ever been to Cape Cross on the Skeleton coast of Namibia?   It is a pretty unremarkable place, nothing more than a small headland on a sparse piece of coastline. You park up, step into the harsh, white light […]

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What dreams are made of

Here’s that rain again. Inspiring sure, but not today…okay. Not today because there are things on that could do without it. The rain will advantage others, or so it is said by those supposedly in the know. Not today because this is the weather that should have me in the mood to write. The thing is, […]

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