Secondary School

Another excerpt from this year's NaNoWriMo - Enjoy! I'm sitting here, trying to remember the most significant memories from my time at secondary school - and struggling somewhat. It's all become so fragmented - it feels like a collection of snapshots, stored away inside my head. The strange thing about memories is that they unlock …

Winning and Losing

We spent the greater part of yesterday evening sitting in a packed auditorium at the big school in town - watching a local celebrity hand out awards to students throughout the school. Of course our main reason for being there was to watch Miss 14 receive an award for her cooking exploits. A local celebrity …

Relentless

This week seems to be going on indefinitely. I'm sure there's an end to it somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure where that might be. It probably doesn't help that I've been head-down on development this week - making changes to perhaps the biggest code-base I ever worked on, and for a huge client. It's …

Lack of Belief

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 …

Decompressing

Tonight you find me sitting in the dark of the junk room, listening to the “Favourite Coffeehouse” playlist on Spotify, with an incense stick burning on the corner of the desk. I guess you could call it “decompression”.Most of the day was spent either on the phone, or struggling to figure out how to make …

Adventures in Babysitting

In the grand tradition of discovering movies thirty years after everybody else, I finally sat and watched "Adventures in Babysitting" this evening with Miss 16. I finally get it - I get the whole thing about Elizabeth Shue, and I finally understand Jeff Winger in Community making such a big deal about Britta looking like …