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Perhaps I am the Prime Minister of Australia. Only Time Will Tell.

I’ve decided I’m a genius.  No reason other than the fact that geniuses... geni-i... people who possess the smarts are often unappreciated in their life time.  And I am unappreciated.  Ergo I must be a genius.  Flawless logic really when you think about it. Artists are the same.  So I’m probably an artist too. Save… Continue reading Perhaps I am the Prime Minister of Australia. Only Time Will Tell.

DIY Projects, Outdoors, Teen

Roll Up Beach Bed Tutorial

Life takes us on many unexpected journeys,  and this craft project was the beginning of our 2015 holiday that did not exactly work out the way we had hoped. Or happen at all that year in fact.  However, as with many disasters faced with a positive attitude and a healthy dose of irreverence, in the… Continue reading Roll Up Beach Bed Tutorial

Parenting

Love Your Children In a Manner That They Can’t Help But Love You Back. Whatever That Is To You.

We have just recently moved in to a rental property that is... less than ideal.  After piling all the trash left at the property by the previous tenant out on the curb for council clean up one evening, I was walking arm in arm up the driveway with my 17 yo daughter. Me: “Thanks for… Continue reading Love Your Children In a Manner That They Can’t Help But Love You Back. Whatever That Is To You.

Random Stories, Work and Career Advice

I am a tree. Or a poor imitation of a circus clown. Hard to tell which. Help me please.

  Dear Sir/Madam/possible inheritor of $5,000,000 from a Ugandan Prince Do you ever have those days where your creativity feels stifled in your windowless, soulless, office?  Do you feel like you need light to grow and thrive?  Like a tree?  I am a tree trapped in a box with no soul. Sometimes you just need… Continue reading I am a tree. Or a poor imitation of a circus clown. Hard to tell which. Help me please.

Mental Health, Start the conversation

A Response to ‘Your Anxiety Isn’t An Excuse to be an Asshole’

Or ‘My anxiety may not be an excuse to be an asshole - but neither is good intentions.' Now my personal opinion is that there is no excuse to be an asshole to anyone.  Anxiety disorder or not, being an asshole to people is not okay.  Part of not being an asshole is exercising tact… Continue reading A Response to ‘Your Anxiety Isn’t An Excuse to be an Asshole’