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I’m older, not elder

April 12, 2015


I gave a talk this week to a senior’s society. They were very nice people. Until someone pointed out that I’m only five years away from qualifying to join. Bastard. I’m not ready to be a senior citizen; my parents are senior citizens. Statistically speaking, it’s likely that I’ve already lived over half of my […]

Should you let your child read your old diaries?

October 9, 2012


Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, where the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, but we’re pretty sure it’s because the Americans are using Imperial and everyone else is using metric. This week’s question came via Google. Like so many parenting questions, the answer really depends on your parenting […]

Please don’t let me become that grandparent

December 30, 2011


Having just spent the prior week at your Grandmother’s, I have amassed quite a bit of material about which to blog. At 80-something and 90-something, your Grandmother and Grandfather are very good predictors of what you could expect from me when I get older (yes, there are older people than me, son). I say “could” […]