Standard Housing for All?

If there’s one thing that really gets heated debate started at the Futurist Club, it’s income inequality. Most of the time it starts innocently enough, with half of the group …

Let the Conveyancers…Convey!

You know, ‘Week of Our Lives’ sure does bring up certain topics a lot, like conveyancing and aluminium. It makes you think that there’s someone in the script writer’s room …

Soaking up the summer heat

I am a creature of the heat, and also a creature of light. So summer is great, basically. Long, warm days where I can soak up all the rays I …

Kicking Goals in Understanding Teenager

Since dad got remarried last month, I’ve been trying really hard to connect with his partner’s 14 year-old daughter. It’s an uphill battle, which I put down predominantly to her …

Panic Disorder has no timeframe

My mum had been looking for relief from her persistent attacks of diverticulitis for many years when she was finally diagnosed with a serious illness. Although we were relieved to …

After School Adventures with a Kitten

So, I babysit this kid a few afternoons a week. Let’s call her Clara. She’s seven. Anyway, when I picked her up from school today, she was carrying a kitten, …

Needing More Sleep is Hard…

They had a feature on the news that said people who rise late and go to bed late are shaving years off their life. They ALSO made a point of …

Energetic Learning

I picked up my niece from school today and, as usual, she immediately launched into a breathless diatribe lasting the entire walk home. Today, her monologue was on the subject …

Solar Sauvignon Blanc

My mate, Bernard, is one of the few people who makes me feel lazy. Not only does he run a successful vineyard, he’s always got some new scheme on the …