How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives

“Look at those twinkly lights daddy!” That was 2 weeks ago when I was cycling home with the rest of the Purvis gang, whizzing past cosy Danish homes in our neighbourhood. It gets dark from 3:30 pm at this time of year. That might not sound so bad, yet consider it doesn’t really get light […]

Trusting you is my decision. Proving me right is your choice

“Deep Throat said “trust no one.” And that’s hard, Scully. Suspecting everyone, everything, it wears you down. You even begin to doubt what you know is the truth. Before, I could only trust myself. Now, I can only trust you…” – Fox Mulder from The X Files TV show Learning to trust is one of […]

I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896 One of the […]

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination

“They f*ck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you.” From ‘This Be The Verse’ A well-known poem from British poet Philip Larkin. Often cited in parenting books and even been used by judges […]