Authenticity and individuality

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I just  chanced across this comment about  French philospherJean-Paul Sarte:

Sartre maintained that the concept of authenticity and individuality have to be earned but not learned. We need to experience death consciousness so as to wake up ourselves as to what is really important; the authentic in our lives which is life experience, not knowledge.

How true, even if you’re not a French existentialist.

Children’s kites didn’t fly in 1978, they do in 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


When I was a kid children’s kites just didn’t work. You put them together and then ran around a field with them dragging behind you. So when Grace  got an idea that we should go kite flying, I was dubious. Fortunately my first born is persistent (oh is she persistent), and so off we went to Professor Plum’s at Crows Nest to buy two kites for $12.50 a piece and we had a great time down at Berry Island, as you can see.


Hannah’s third birthday

Sunday, September 19th, 2010


Today we celebrated Hannah’s third birthday at Clown Town, with family and friends What a thrill, it was to see “my little one” turn three.

Good God

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Just saw this on the Sacred Space website. I thought it was worth sharing:

As we grow older, prayer becomes less wordy, less brainy, more like the peasant whom the Curé of Ars used see in his church, ‘I look at the good God and the good God looks at me.’

Celebrating my sister’s 37th birthday

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Had a great day with my sister Trish and her family celebrating her 37th birthday. The girls loved playing with their cousin Katie and of course the cake!



A happy father’s day

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Rocio and the girls conspired to ensure today was a great day. As a gift, the girls gave me a new watch. I haven’t worn a watch for years, as I never liked to be “ controlled” too much, and especially in the past year, I haven’t wanted to be reminded that time was passing.

But as Grace innocently explained, “it’s so you don’t run out of time.”

So I will now wear a watch, but now it will be a reminder of how precious each moment is.