snippets, links, posts of minor significance

Scout

By |2016-11-03T12:54:58+10:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: asides, personal|

I have a beautiful daughter named Scout. And today she turns 12! I love her to the moon and back! She is just amazing! She's so full of  fun, you can see it in her eyes. She is a girl of many faces, but always full of the joy of life. She has taught me so very much in her 12 short years. She is one of my biggest teachers in life. She lets me know when I upset her, and she lets me know when I have treated her well. She opens her soul to me and asks me to love her. She humbles me. She is smart as a whip, and as beautiful as life itself. She has the voice of a songbird, and the wit of a poet. A bit clumsy she may be, but in all the universe I could never wish for another to be my [...]

The Wind and the Sun

By |2016-10-22T09:42:29+10:00August 28th, 2011|Categories: asides, personal, philosophy|Tags: , |

I came across this little story watching one of the best episodes of Mad Men I’ve ever seen (Series 4, Episode 8). It impressed me so much I’ve transcribed it, and printed it out and stuck it to my fridge. Now a blog could be seen in some ways as a virtual fridge, so I’m gonna stick it here as well, since there’s not much activity on here at the moment. I hope you appreciate the sentiment, and that it’s as much as an epiphany for you as it was for me. The Wind & The Sun “Aesop has a fable about the wind and the sun. The wind and the sun had this competition to see if they could get a traveller’s coat off. So the wind blows fiercely on him, but the traveller just pulls his coat tighter. But the sun shines down on him, warmer and warmer, [...]

The acceleration of almost everything

By |2016-10-22T09:42:29+10:00April 5th, 2011|Categories: asides, personal, philosophy|Tags: , , , , |

I remember a book of the same name. I never read it, as I was too busy... (boom boom) But I'm feeling the sentiment of late. There never seems to be enough time. Everything has to be done in a hurry. Or in my case, there is not enough time allocated (read money) for me to do the things I need to do. Hence the hurry. If I have 26 hours to do a job that takes 40, corners are going to be cut. Or I'm going to be working for free. Unfortunately, it tends to be the second one... It extends to my kids. They don't know how to relax. They are bored as soon as they are not being entertained. We work with this all the time, trying to get them to read, to play, to do anything other than tv and computers. Those two we limit, almost [...]