One of the hardest parts of being a parent is watching from a distance as your children develop friendships. We know that true friendship can craft our children, develop and enhance them. But we also know the wrong friends could have a long-term negative influence on them. We would like to determine who our kids are … More 157 | 365: Friends
“So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadow boxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what I should.” – Today I ran 5 km’s. It’s been a while and it was hard work. I had to keep setting small targets. I’ll run to this corner, … More 156 | 365 – Running
Here is my problem… I have three roles I need to fill. ‘Customer super star’. ‘Administrative genius’ and ‘Executive assistant’ Role A: Customer super star.This role will be to take external calls. It will wow our customers, provide them a stunning service and generally win them over. We are looking for someone who has a vibrant personality … More 155 | 365 – Uniquely talented slightly crazy person needed for this desk.
Remember as a kid if you wanted to be doctor, you simply dress up as doctor and you're good to go. That simple. In real life training to be a doctor is a lot more complicated. As I flew to Christchurch this morning, the Head Steward on the Jetstar flight was in training. The trainer was … More Dress Up
Did a lot of thinking about the word ‘good’ today. Good is such a generic and possibly overused word. In some circumstances it is a powerful word (He was a good man), in other situations it is somewhat non-descript (I’m good thanks). It can be a virtuous word, a respectable word, an excellent and moral … More 153 | 365 – It is Good
E. B. White once wrote, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” How often that describes me. I want to make a difference, to change, to improve the world and the lives of the people … More 152 | 365 – A new day
“Ubuntu is a concept that we have in our Bantu languages at home. Ubuntu is the essence of being a person. It means that we are people through other people. We cannot be fully human alone. We are made for interdependence, we are made for family. When you have ubuntu, you embrace others. You are … More 151 | 365 – Ubuntu
One of the things I love about the Internet is the opinion it offers. If you have a problem with just about anything, someone somewhere has experienced the same problem. Today I pulled by DVD/HDD recorder to bits again. It’s a Phillips and it’s had 2 or 3 things go wrong with it since the warranty … More 150 | 365 DIY Technology
Water. Where I live it’s free, but we buy it. It’s clean, but we filter it. It’s readily available, but we take it for granted. Water is a significant part of the poverty cycle. It takes hours out of a persons day. Imagine waking up today and having to go and find water to … More 149 | 365 ‘Clean Water’
A roundabout. Have you ever been a passenger in car when they decide to just keep going around and around a roundabout? You fly past exit after exit and just end up in the same place. With each rotation you feel both fun and sickness. A roundabout. That’s what life feels like sometimes. It feels … More 148 | 365 – ‘Roundabout of Life’
140 | 365 – 'Flight Path' Took this time exposure of the stars just as a light plane headed over the house to Hamilton airport. You can see the beacons alternating from one side of the plane to the next.