Monday, January 30, 2006

Home schooling websites

Aussie Homeschooling Classifieds
Fruitful Families HomeEd Seminar
Momys - Mothers of Many Young Siblings

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Roger the Dodger

Roger Federer - the greatest current tennis player in the world struggled through his match tonight against Davidenko but ended up winning 6-4 3-6 7-6 7-6.
A tough fought match and Davidenko certainly provided a great deal of unexpected resistance.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Here briefly and gone again

Why I haven't written anything for more than a week - or too busy to blog?

Blogging on my personal site is a twofold exercise for me.
It is primarily a record of what I get up to with links to photos etc.
Its secondary use is to allow me room to dump thoughts and ideas mostly relating to philosphy, theology, technology, community and other like subjects.

However in the last two weeks my priorities have been toward work and family. I have been working so much that every spare moment has gone to spending time with the family with only a few exceptions for sport.

We have had my sister and her husband here for the last 8 days also.

In the last two weeks I have done probably around 160 plus hours of work for several clients including four 20 hour plus days, played 4 hours of squash, ridden a mountain bike up a hill and down again, and then ran with it for 3 kms with a flat tyre, paddled a kayak about 4-5 kms in surf, gotten massively sunburnt, written some real cool VBA code for several clients, ran a 30 hour LAN party (which I stayed awake for the entire time), played numerous games of settlers, eaten a lot of food and drunk a lot of XS (energy drinks).

Now I need to get back to work.
See ya soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I'm still alive

will blog soon

Saturday, January 14, 2006

De-Lurking Week

Belatedly I am writing a post to let you know that it is International De-Lurking Week
So if you read this site, regularly or not, then come on - comment!

Say who you are, why you read or what colour the sky is? I don't really care what.

Just comment.

I know theres 4000 unique readers a month hitting the website so someone must have something to say.
At the very least tell the other readers who you would choose out of Kylie or Gwen.

Image courtesy of Paper Napkins

Choices & de-lurking week

Phillip posted some pictures of beautiful women in an attempt to get his lurking maale readers out of the woodwork and comment. I commented that my wife and daughters were my choice. After further comments from both Phillip and Judith I am posting the two women that I chose as my fantasy replacements for Judith (if she was to die!)
Kylie Minogue looks fantastic, sells (and wears) sexy lingerie and sings and dances amazingly.
Gwen Stefani is a close second. She just needs to lauch an underwear line (hint hint Gwen if you are reading this!)

Friday, January 13, 2006


In the last 49 hours - I have had 2.5 hours sleep
In the last 73 hours - I have had 8.5 hours sleep

I am about ready to slide into oblivion.
My workload this time of year is crazy.
It will ease up though...

Today I delivered 1 job to a client - only got a few small fixes to do to get it finished and they will pay! yeah baby!
Then went to the next client where I got month end accounting data to produce monthly reports.
Then went to collect some money and got a 20 minute massage, then onto the next client. I worked there for 3 hours before taking the remainder of the work with me and then onto the last client where I collected more data and took it home to work on it later...

Oh joy...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Lightning, Rubies, Secular Humanism, Cards and Catan

Check out the cool photo I got of lightning again the other night.
We have been having some awesome thunder storms. As they roll past the rain stops and we are able to get some excellent shots of the lighing in the clouds. This shot would have been 5-10 kms away.

On Sunday we didn't go to church: one I had to work, and two there is no Sunday School and the kids are a bit of a handful come 60 minutes in and 20 minutes to go, and three it was hot!.
I sat at home in the aircon and worked while the kids went to a museum up the road. They came home for lunch and after lunch we had "home church". I was very impressed. My wife read from Proverbs 31 and then explained it to the girls. It was great to see her in action!

Secular Humanism
I have a contract working in the city most days and there is a 45 minute train ride each way. I have been using the time to get through some of my reading list

Finished are:
# The 5 Love Languages for Kids - Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell
# Genesis in Space & Time - Francis Schaeffer
# The Church Beyond The Congregation - James Thwaites
and nearly finished (will be this week)
# Mind Siege - Tim LaHaye

I have been struck by the common elements of secular humanism in these books. Couched in the name of "science" this atheistic religion has pervaded our societies thinking in a big way.
I had not realised just how religious humanism is. The major proponents of humanism (as identified by their signing of the various humanism manifestos) have written numerous articles, books and other material including sermons, the Humanist Society of America gains a tax exemption as a religious organisation and more. Not only is this a faulty science because none of the major scientific tenets of humanism can be scientifically answered or explained, yet it is taught as scientific fact, but there is more than that. Using their flawed "scientific" theories they have indoctrinated our youth into believing and following their amoral, atheistic approach to life; where abortion is not murder of a defenceless child, euthenaisa and legalised suicide is not eugenics (a very dirty word) and teenage promiscuity does not cause an increase in venereal disease or cervical cancer. In fact the opposite of these statements is true.

God has called us to live an aternative "moral" life where we recognise our created status, and his Creator self and give him the reverence and awe he commands. After all he made both the hugely infinite universe and the smallest delicate flower petal. This is how the church is meant to live, and by this lifestyle promote a moral, loving alternative with a future as a contrast to the hedonistic, narcissistic, futureless bleak existence offered by the pagan religion of secular humanism.

The kids have come to the age where board and card games are becoming a hit with most nights seeing some activity round the table before bed. Uno has been a huge hit, and Sunday night Jadeen won again. After the girls were in bed I taught Judith and Jamie how to play diminishing whist, and then taught Jamie to play euchre. My goal is to get Jude and Jamie playing Euchre and 500 so we can enjoy some spirited card games. Tonight I taught Jadeen and Miranda how to play Uno (last card) with playing cards so they could start getting familiar with the suites and cards. They learn quick!

Settlers of Catan
My sister and her husband arrive next week bringing the hugely popular board game Settlers of Catan. Can't wait.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Jade's arm

Jadeen may have a broken arm. She fell out of the swing at the park the other day.
X-rays today will tell.
I remember breaking my arm at the same age.
Will update this later.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Subaru for Sale

My brother Dave has the wanderlust again and looks to be heading overseas again. His Subaru Impreza is up for sale in New Zealand. Check it out and contact him if you are interested.