8th December, 2013
Finally! One more day until my birthday. At eighteen I could legally be considered an adult. At breakfast my dad said that he had a special surprise for me. “We’re going to the circus! We’re leaving right after breakfast”, he said.
When I got there it all seemed so dumb. That is, until the acrobats came out. It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Later that day I told my dad that I wanted to be an acrobat.
So my dad signed me up for a gymnastics class at the local gym. I worked hard to be good at the fundamentals. After attending several circus workshops, a professional acrobat named Elijah Hightower came over to me and introduced himself. He said that confidence and good fundamentals is all you need to be a decent acrobat. So I enrolled in The Hightower School of Acrobatics.
4th December, 2013
Coming up with fun activities for the kids to do on vacation is one of the most-challenging things for parents. Kids are always antsy, always looking for something new to do to keep their mind from exploding of boredom. With my kids we always manage to have a blast. I believe the key thing to remember is to always encourage the children to just try to relax. Vacation time is all about relaxing, and showing kids that not everything needs to be accomplished at an accelerated rate is key, even when this goes against everything they are taught during school hours. There is nothing wrong with leisurely improvising. A do-it-yourself slip-and-slide on a camping tarp in the driveway during spring and summer vacations, gathering rock salt, a bit of snow and sugar for some delicious ice treats during winter vacations, all ready to do in the blink of an eye, and for practically no money as well. The most important thing, is enjoying each other’s company, leisurely, of course.
30th November, 2013
The only reason I ever started doing reiki Auckland was because of my girlfriend. As a health enthusiast, she was adamantly opposed to any form of restorative healing that involved prescription medicine. So when she got sick, she turned towards a practitioner who promised to restore her wellbeing by channeling energy to her. At first, I was wildly skeptical. But then-once I saw her grow calm and collected rather than walking around in a state of frenetic disorder-I jumped right on board. Six months after starting it up, I cancelled my health insurance plan. And I’ve never been to the doctor since. I don’t want to get on a soapbox or sound preachy, but I’m pretty sure it was all an act of God. After all, the practitioner goes to our church.
23rd November, 2013
One day a couple of years ago my youngest son got locked into a basement storeroom at his middle school while he was in after school detention.
He was supposed to be putting away and organizing classroom supplies in a small storeroom that could not open from the inside. He was also the only person in the school basement at the time.
My son was supposed to keep the storeroom door propped open while he was working in there but evidently he forgot to do so because he quickly found himself locked in the room with no apparent way out.
There was only one window in the room. It was positioned near the top of a wall which actually made it level with the ground outside. My son stood on some sand bags and a milk crate then yelled out the window until someone came and unlocked the door.