3 Quotes, 3 dys & Tag 3, Day 3: A bit of a long one…

"Know ye not that there is here in this world a secret confraternity, which one might call the Company of Melancholiacs? That people there are who by natural constitution have been given a different nature and disposition than the others; that have a larger heart and a swifter blood, that wish and demand more, have … Continue reading 3 Quotes, 3 dys & Tag 3, Day 3: A bit of a long one…

Family Dynamics: 21st Centuary Parenting

Talking to my car mechanic today about parenting with my daughter listening and taking part. He comes out with something quite philosophical and profound by using an analogy of a hardrive to describe the process of child rearing: When kids are born they are like a blank hard-drive. The minute they are born information is … Continue reading Family Dynamics: 21st Centuary Parenting

What’s Normal Got to Do with Anything?

What’s being ‘normal’ got to do with living for real?

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!


“Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?”
Nicki Minaj

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“Why can’t you just act normal like other people?’

Was a line that had we remained married l could easily have placed onto my ex-wife’s epitaph! One of the reasons’ for our divorce was that l was ‘not right’ for her nor her me.

Back then my response was always the same ‘Define Normal l am proud of who l am.” This was never well received.

She wanted more normal than me, she wanted stereotypical behaviour, and that is it in a nutshell. Her definition of normal was the conventional and conformist representation that society constantly harps on about. She didn’t want to know about anything that wasn’t standard. Always wanting to fit into the crowd and not stand out, and both peer and family pressures demanded that she toe the…

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012 Life is for the living: Housework

I had been eyeing the laundry basket for the past week. Denying it needed to be tackled. I looked out the window and saw snow! SNOW! I love snow days... Suddenly there is a spike in my energy and motivation level... The insurmountable laundry basket looked manageable. My daughter's room waiting to be finished painting, … Continue reading 012 Life is for the living: Housework