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I Love The Sun

I’m sitting in the sun right now in the middle of summer and I’m in awe of how much heat it produces. I can feel the sun burning through my skin and my skin tingle as a result. I’m not surprised in the slightest that the sun is such a good way of producing energy. …

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Tribal Tattoo Planning

I really want to get a tattoo. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but how do you know it’s the right time? Now feels like the right time. I’ve been saving up funds for a little while, because I know certain tattoos can be far from affordable (especially if you want a really …

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Repair the Boats

The burly man tilted his chair against the wall, slinging his strong arms behind his head with a satisfied smile. He was like a bear, such a self-assured predator that he could recline without fearing another animal would slice its claws through his soft flesh while he slept. Lorcan bristled at the man’s misplaced confidence.  …

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Dead End Job

So, after my last blog post, I thought I’d give you all an update. The update is that I’m sad. I spent a lot of time chatting with the careers counsellor who ran me through the pros and cons of pursuing a new career and the pros and cons of moving companies. She said it …

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Global Cooling

Remember back in the day when everyone was worried about global warming? I look back on those days and laugh. We had no idea that global cooling was just around the corner and that we’d be plunged back into the Ice Age. It’s actually a bit scary how things can take such a turn and …

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Into the Village

My wife and I are helping my grandfather move house. He’s been living in the inner suburbs for most of his life, but recently he said he would like to move into a retirement village, closer to the outer suburbs of Melbourne, which is where we live. I’m really excited. Partly because I (oddly) love …

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New Teaching Task

Sophie’s new primary school teaching job was a dream come true. She loved everything about it. She adored her class, and she loved teaching every student. No matter their disposition or approach to learning, Sophie was confident she could find a way to help them. Every day held a new adventure. From school excursions to …

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Wallpaper Memorial

My friend just set the date for her dad’s funeral. How sad is that? She’s only twenty-four years old and he had only just turned sixty. Neither of them deserve this. Because his death was extremely unexpected, he has to go to the coroner and get checked out. They need to know what happened before …

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