Parenting Teenagers: Music

Parenting Teenagers: Music

Parenting teenagers is hard. We know. We’ve talked about it previously, about how they are slowly extricating themselves from our lives, and how it is just hard in general. I gotta say, though, whilst those things are hard, I’m aware of them, accepting of them even, and able to be…

There is nothing you can say …

There is nothing you can say …

Self awareness is a beautiful thing, and there is nothing you can say about me, behind my back, that I don’t already know. There’s nothing you can say I’m not aware of. About myself. I know I’m irreverent. And sarcastic. And that sometimes I don’t know when it’s inappropriate to…

The Affair?: A Short Story

The Affair?: A Short Story

She sat at table beside the window that overlooked the lake. Mountains, in shades of blue, rose up in the distance, a thin sheath of fog wending slowly to the left, providing glimpses of the mountain tops. Her cup of coffee, not instant nor espresso, rather the sort that comes…

Parenting Teenagers Is Hard

Parenting Teenagers Is Hard

Teenagers, hey? Who’d have ’em? They are, so I’ve heard, the real reason some animals eat their young. There is, of course, a lot of merit to not eating teenagers themselves. Aside from the fact that their smell isn’t terribly appealing, they also have more hair sprouting from all over…

The Cake of Dragon Bored

The Cake of Dragon Bored

The 15th anniversary of the extraction of the Middlest Child was fast approaching and with my brain and days filled to near overflowing I felt it best to be as organised as far ahead of time as possible. I attempted, with some 4-6 weeks to spare, to extract some sort…