Troublesome bike build (2014 – the down year)

Continuing with the incidents and experiences that made up my 2014, below is the history of a bike build I shouted myself for my 50th birthday (this is a post I put up on bicycles.net.au forums): I’m in a very negative head space at the moment with a number of life’s troubles piling up, and…

What happens when you die? A question from my 9 year old son

While reading Ranger’s Apprentice 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja to my nine year old son there was a passage where the legend Sir Horace takes the life of a Nihon-Jan general. The event takes place like this: “Horace lunged, stamping his right foot forward driving with his shoulder and suddenly straightened arm to give maximum…

Trying to change

Some time ago I had a wonderful experience with my wife and son travelling to Europe, and staying in England with my wife’s fabulous friends.  We had a bodacious time. I returned home with a very positive mindset, and embarked on a journey to transform myself and maintain that same mindset. This was working and…

Me

I am a negative person. Whether due to the way I was nurtured (or not), or the incredibly negative experiences throughout my life it is how I am.  I try not to be, and attempt to remain as positive as possible. I’m referring to the habit a number of us have (apparently) to ‘catastrophise’ ,…