Category Archives: Musing

Another perspective

On Father’s Day, I read this article (below), and how this father of 4 wished he had his kids earlier. He had the first one at 29. After years of trying. This is different from my perspective. Where I reflected … Continue reading

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“I’ve got nothing else more important to do…”

At some point, I realised that while I became a father at fifty, and this is not the usual age one becomes a father for the first time, that I was quite aware of the advantages (and disadvantages) of being … Continue reading

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On the Cruise Ship of Life…

So during the sermon or homily at this Sunday’s Mass, the priest told the story of a “Peanuts” comic strip. He was concerned that “Peanuts” might not be known as the creator and writer for the strip had died 17 … Continue reading

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The cards you were dealt

From this article: “Love, marriage, kids — life doesn’t follow a set timeline.” When you’re young, most of your life proceeds in a linear way. You graduate from high school, then college, then get a job. When real life doesn’t … Continue reading

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You’ve got a friend. No. Not me.

We were putting Z to bed, and PL was reading to her the Ugly Duckling. And at around the part where the other ducklings were calling him ugly, and not wanting to be his friend, Z asked, “why the duckling … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms of Biblical Proportions

I remember when I first saw the Grand Canyon, I had a spiritual experience. A feeling of immense insignificance in the majesty and magnificence of Nature. And I thought, rather wistfully, that it was something that we do not have … Continue reading

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Lies I Told My Child To Make Parenting Easier

In the continuing documentation of LiesIToldmyChildToMakeParentingEasier (see below) here’s another whopper we told Z recently. We were passing Pororo Park (at Marina Sq, SG) and Z asked to take a look at the park through the glass window. (There was a train … Continue reading

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