Our eldest daughter has been in the wars - and that's something of an understatement. For the last two weeks she has been fighting tonisllitis, and losing. She went through one course of antibiotics and appeared to be on the mend - but then the virus returned, and she hasn't eaten all this week.
If the marketing people would have you believe it, millions of people will be making all sorts of extra effort to woo, appease, or apologise to their existing or soon-to-be significant others today. All because convention and expectation pressures them into it. If they don't do something, they will be seen as lazy - if… Continue reading Almost Ignoring Valentines Day
After playing a spirited game of "Settlers of Catan" with the children last night, I sat down late in the evening with my other half and said "shall we watch a movie?". We rarely sit and watch movies together at home - either the children are wandering in and out of the room, we are… Continue reading The Invention of Lying
A friend challenged my apparent lack of faith earlier this evening, causing me to really think about my opposition to “faith”. It’s worth pointing out that I have no problem with people believing whatever they want to believe - as long as they respect my freedom not to share their belief.In the process of thinking… Continue reading Lack of Belief
Somebody I have known for quite some time, and respect enormously has requested repeatedly over the last few months for me to expand on some of the subjects I typically try to avoid in the blog.I guess the elephant in the room is always going to be my lack of belief in any of the organised religions,… Continue reading Opening a Can of Worms
A couple of evenings ago, somebody I know quite well published a post on Facebook that caused perhaps the most entertaining argument I have seen in quite some time. The argument was happening in public, so I saw no shame in watching the drama unfold from my usual perch, high atop the fence I like… Continue reading Thunderbolts and Lightning
I was going to title this post “I don’t believe in anything, and I’m fine with that”, but it seemed a bit long.It's already 1:30pm. After working straight through lunch yet again, I'm trying to force myself to stop for a while. Writing a few words into a forgettable blog post should at least stop… Continue reading Lacking Belief