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It’s Christmas 2012 and I’m dusting off my neglected blog.

Well… it’s another Christmas and ONE year exactly since my last (published) post here on my personal blog. Despite my best intentions to be a regular blogger, I just didn’t manage to publish my lame draft blog posts that are hiding inside one of my c drive folders. I still suffer from “blog fright” and […]

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Do They Know It’s Christmas? In 2011?

Do They Know It’s Christmas? In 2011?

Disclaimer: This blog post should really be titled “My second ‘bah, humbug’ Christmas.” But it would be a self-centred post. I hope I’ve evolved in 12 months. Last night, my family and I attended the annual Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne, Australia. The main charity, Vision Australia, produces the event and Myer (surprise surprise, a […]

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A wedding table full of Mad Men.

It began like a typical conversation between a husband and wife at the end of a typical domestic day. Husband: “Got invited to a wedding today.” Wife: <Thinks, I don’t recall seeing an invitation>  “Oh really, who is getting married?” Husband: “One of our contractors at work.” Wife: “That’s lovely. When is it?” <Immediately thinks […]

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Seinfeld’s Bubble Boy. Blame the parent?

Remember the Bubble Boy in the famous Seinfeld episode? The Bubble Boy is the nickname of Donald Sanger, one of the characters in the episode. Typically Seinfeld, it is a dark and satirical portrayal of “bubble kids,” a phrase used to describe children who reportedly live in quarantine due to an immune deficiency. One is […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Jackie O’s famous quote on child rearing states the obvious. Whatever else parents can claim to achieve in their lives, it is an achievement in itself to raise children with love, patience, wisdom and perseverance. Here […]

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