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Memories of dad

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Memories of dad


Just practicing taking and sharing a photo on wordpress

Shared from my smartphone by “the non-techno not so smart world’s worst photographer”

Keep practising , c (and can see that you need plenty of that!)

Make another effort “first thing” tomorrow when you’re “fresh” (as a daisy#)

…# that’s a metaphor, btw

yet “practice makes “purrfect”

RIP dearest dad

You “rest” whilst I “work” (for a change!)


Tuesday 4.30am

smart (quite)
smart (NOT)
getting (a bit) better
smart -in pants

Shared by “totally unmusical” c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing


“Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

Don’t worry about the world ending today

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


Best wishes from the First City to see the light


How elite athletes are made: Mark Williams

The Psychology of Sport



Here are my notes (very brief in point form)



Role of parents/siblings




Mental skills


Mental toughness


Practice (right type)



Early engagement

Do different things as you get older – to enhance skill set

Role of coaches

Interwoven tapestries/characteristics

Role of older siblings

Early specialisation

Book Bounce

Overthinging/”choking”- resulting in a drop-off in performance

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, œentertaining (??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

(enough there for now, c)

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”


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On father’s day…

RIP dearest dad
You rest … whilst I work”…
for a change!

Poetry and Poise

I see you, father.In this society that you struggle to be relevant in,when it has decided nothing you do will ever be enough.Yet you show up regardless.You give it your all in raising your children.Mapping your own way when likely you had no-one to show you the way.I see you.I see you.

I see you,father.Waiting for this day.Shamelessly glorying in accolades and praise you know full well you don’t deserve.You live with your children,but you co-exist in separate dimensions.When you receive the father’s day wishes and messages,you preen and make a show and say it’s nothing.It really is.I see you.

I see you,father.With the non-guilt of your un-acknowledged offspring that some woman is raising because you were not ready and it was not the right time to be a father.Your streetsmarts saved you from committing to shouldering a responsibility you were not ready for.I see you.

I see you,father of…

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“I want to write with the spirit of an Ayrton Senna…”

For you dearest dad. Thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love
You rest whilst I “work”
The dream never died…
It’s just taken another course

“Life is what happens in between making other plans!”

Writing and Formula1 (Racing + Writing in the Zone)

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Why The Unconventional Dad

The Unconventional Dad

I started this blog because I feel like I’m in a unique spot. I’m not having a midlife crisis, or realizing that I’m sick of my job and want to be my own man. I didn’t get a degree in one thing and then discover that I really want to do something else. No, I’ve started before all that. I’m determined to not climb up a ladder that’s leaning on the wrong wall. I’ve picked entrepreneurship as my profession because I want to get my lifestyle right the first time. Or at least, before I’m 30, giving all my time and energy to someone else’s dream. I’ve got bigger things to do than that.

I’m also a new dad. I don’t have a ton of kids to take care of, just one on the way. I’m brand new to being a husband too, and both of these roles take a…

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My Life: The Present

see where the journey went, dearest dad
“Life is what happens in between making other plans.”
“life is queer with its twists and turns” (must develop that “tort”)

“you rest whilst I “work” (for a change)

Craig's List of Writings

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To all the Fathers out there…

To the ever present father

Thank you for deferring your dreams so that mine could be realised
I know you would have wanted to be more than what you are today
You sacrificed your sweat and hard-earned money for us
Thank you for being uncomfortable so that I could live comfortably

For lifting heavy loads on both hands, over your shoulders( literally and figuratively )it all seemed as if you were carrying weight as light as a feather! When mom and I tried to carry the same load, gravity immediately humbled us.
It’s like you were born to play out your role perfectly well!

For concealing your pain and stifling your tears when we hit rock bottom,
I understand that like any other human being you have emotions,
For biting your lower lip and acting macho in front of us while you were in turmoil
Like a duck, seemingly…

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