It's the Santa time of year. When I visit the mall at Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast, I see hordes of gullible young children queuing up to see Santa. But Santa sucks. Why? Because Santa helps to destroy trust between parent and child. Many parents love to lie to their kids about Christmas bullshit - but how does it help their relationship? Trust, ethics … [Read more...] about Why Santa Sucks If You Are A Parent
Did you know that while most men don’t perpetrate violence against children, about 90% of all violence committed against children is by men. The Polished Man campaign is an innovative fundraising campaign that challenges men to end violence against children. As part of the campaign, men are being asked to: Fundraise to support preventative measures of violence … [Read more...] about Me Wearing Nail Polish (Polished Man Campaign)
Hate and religion are often (usually it seems) synonymous. Modern life shows us that. Nothing new there though; it's been like this for centuries. Here we read of how Christianity was heavily involved in he deaths of 20 million people in China during the 19th century: Internally, the Taiping Rebellion (1851–1864) - a quasi-Christian religious movement led by … [Read more...] about Another Word For Religion Is Often Hate. We Need More Spirituality.
I smiled when I came across this article in the Huffington Post: 30 Rules For Boyfriends From Two Wise Little Girls What I suggest is that you examine yourself honestly and see if there are any areas in which you can improve. That said, as in my case, there might be some where you cannot. I'll start the ball rolling with an honest self appraisal... The points on … [Read more...] about Relationship Advice From An Unusual Source
Today I read this article in the Daily Mail: Punched as he slept, friends tortured with pliers: As it's revealed the Queen Mother tried to stop Charles going to Gordonstoun, no wonder he called it Colditz with kilts The article reminded me of my time at Rugby School from 1975 until 1978. Though not the darkest time of my life, attending Rugby School was a life changing … [Read more...] about Bullying, Masculinity And Sensitivity – Part Of My Story