Sometimes silver linings are actually gold

frost melting from green grass

I love being a dad and having my three kids. I’m a very involved and good father, and the upside of quitting my senior corporate job last year after my marriage ended, is that I’m now far more present and active in my kids’ lives. With three major and parallel challenges in the preceding few …
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Grateful for what happened before the end

Father nuzzling baby

Today would have been the tenth anniversary of my now-former marriage. Ten years. A whole decade. But we didn’t make it this far; we separated last year, two months after we marked our ninth anniversary. We ended our marriage because we no longer loved each other the way we once did, and were sadder together …
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My 2016

2016: The Year That Was

This has been a year of immense change, huge challenge, and enormous self-discovery. It’s been a dangerously tough year, but ultimately a seminal period of my life. The life I had when I began 2016 has almost completely changed – much of it is in fact gone. This year ends with me leading a very …
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JC @ Bazaar Tales, 5 Sept 2016

Here’s a recording of me giving a 10min preview of ‘Humpty Dumpty Daddy’ at Melbourne’s monthly night Bazaar Tales storytelling on 5/9/16. Being the day after Fathers Day, this month’s theme was ‘Dads’. Apt and fortuitous. My enormous gratitude to Cathy Culliver for allowing me the stage time, and also to the audience who were …
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