December 2014

Month: December 2014

The Interview: North Korea, Religion, and the brainwashing dilemma

The Interview: North Korea, Religion, and the brainwashing dilemma

I’ve had my first experience of a comment hanging in the air for what seemed like a whole minute, during a conversation with friends this month. The comment, damning of religion, was uttered by a delightful person who also happens to be a fervent Christian. It all began with discussion about the troubled Sony Pictures […]

Flawed Dad

Flawed Dad flawed-dad Card By AJ

A poem for Alexandra and Caitlin   This flawed dad Chimes ‘I love you’ aloud on the hour Like some frenzied, benevolent cuckoo (When not hidden in ‘busy work’) This flawed dad Is yearning for some magic balance before the spring goes flat This flawed dad Sitting in the corner of your lives like a […]

Intimacy: A Glass Half Full

Intimacy: A Glass Half Full

In relationships there are three primary factors that need to be balanced to achieve happiness: income earning, domestic duties, intimacy. Just like the three constraints of project management, time, cost and quality, it always seems that success requires some compromise across all three factors or theĀ  sacrifice of one in pursuit of the other two. […]