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The Day I Became Obsolete

Sooner or later everything becomes obsolete.

 

I have fond memories of playing my Sega Megadrive in the 90s. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way across the 30cm screen, Sonic the Hedgehog ran at unfathomably fast speeds and life was good. Nothing could ever top it, or so I thought. And I laughed, oh how I laughed, at my friend with the so outdated Nintendo Entertainment System. You poor bastard, if only you’d waited a few years, you too could have owned the pinnacle of gaming.

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A Moment of Madness

I’ll be honest, moments of madness are not uncommon from me. However, I would like to think I’ve been fairly rock-solid in the decisions I’ve made around Hannah over the past year.

Yesterday, that all changed. I threw caution to the wind, then immediately regretted my decision.

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Interview with a Climber

The world is full of people with unimaginable talents. People who seem to be capable of super-human feats, who push their minds and bodies to the very boundaries of human achievement. Most of us look up to these people as heroes, idols. We even lump god-like status on them. We wonder how they came to be so fortunate as to seemingly have super powers. We describe them as ‘naturally talented’ and ‘gifted’. We heap superlative upon superlative when breathlessly expressing our admiration for their feats.

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Part-time Work – My Choice

Please don’t congratulate me for choosing part-time work.

Many do. When I told people that I was going to work part-time this year, it was often met with glowing responses, as if I were some kind of pioneer in work-life balance. People would tell me how lucky Hannah was to have a dad at home, they would tell me that it was wonderful that I had made the choice to spend more time with my little girl. They told me I would love it, that it would be so much fun. They told me I was lucky to have a four-day weekend.

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