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Resilience

As a parent of two adult daughters, I am often asked if I have any parenting tips on how to bring up children. I have one tip. Teach your children to be resilient.

Resilience is one's capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It is the ability to cope with unexpected changes...
2021-01-19 09:38:30

Pete Griffin no more

I have put on a little podge over Christmas, and the belt is feeling a little tighter than usual. Time to consider a new diet. My daughter suggested the "Total Wellbeing Diet". It is a high protein, low GI eating plan scientifically formulated by Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO....
2021-01-18 11:55:48

Do you want fries with that?

I went shopping for a new laptop today. I was looking for a small laptop to fit easily into my bag and use whilst I was on the go. Nothing too fancy required.

After settling on the make and model I wanted, the sales guy said that I could pay to...
2021-01-17 08:51:13

Zoom Zoom
A lap of the island

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is one of the most exciting motorsport tracks in Australia. Here is a lap from the driver's seat.

A lap of the famous Phillip Island circuit starts when you cross the start/finish line on Gardner Straight. In my little roadster, top speed down the straight...
2021-01-16 09:49:32

Daily Writing
Double fault

How is it that international tennis players and their entourage are allowed to land in Melbourne? Yet, thousands of Victorians who are stranded in the COVID "red zones" of Sydney and Brisbane are being prevented from returning home?

In ensuring that the Australian Open tennis tournament goes ahead, the Victorian government...
2021-01-15 11:53:24

Zoom Zoom
Better than golf

You don't need to be young to participate in club motorsport. The average age of a member with the Zoom-Zoom club is fifty-four years of age. One of my friends in the Zoom-Zoom club was sixty-six when he first drove a car on a race track. Despite him working for a...
2021-01-14 06:14:07

Real recycling as reply to What's in a job?

From 24/08/2020

In the days before plastic bottles and council recycling bins, glass bottles' recycling was a profitable business for the local Scout groups. It was common practice back then for glass bottles to be collected, cleaned and refilled, a real demonstration of how to recycle.

Beer bottles were the most valuable...
2021-01-12 21:24:18

Holidays
The Last Dance

We did some holiday viewing last night. My 'I am not that into sport' wife suggested we watch the 'The Last Dance' on Netflix. Those who don't know, the 'The Last Dance' is a Netflix series that revolves around basketballer Michael Jordan and his last season at the Chicago Bulls.

Now,...
2021-01-12 04:34:12

Holidays
Let it snow

Just got back from a nice morning drive up to Mount Hotham. I enjoy an early morning jaunt up a windy, mountain road. With blue skies, sunshine and little or no traffic, it is the perfect start to the day.

Mount Hotham is a skiing resort situated in the Victorian High...
2021-01-10 23:17:38

The Age app

We all have a war story about our user experience with software and the disappointment we have felt when it is just not right. For me, it is 'The Age' newspaper iPad app. I have been a digital subscriber to ‘The Age’ newspaper in Melbourne for many years. As a...
2021-01-10 09:39:57