Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thoughts on things at a funeral

It was Sarah’s funeral today. Do parents ever get over losing a child? My mother doubts it. She is the oldest in her family, and had four younger siblings. Margaret, the youngest, had Down’s Syndrome. Note the use of ‘had’. … Continue reading

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Rant Alert – South Africans drive like…

IDIOTS!! The death rate on South African roads, as expressed in deaths per 100,000 km driven, is the third highest in the world. After what I’ve seen in the past few days, I’m surprised it’s not higher. On the evening … Continue reading

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Serendipity. It means “The facility of making happy discoveries by accident.” Yesterday, it happened twice. Firstly, I was cleaning house when I saw some cobwebs. They were too high for my vacuum cleaner to reach, so I fetched my feather … Continue reading

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A really bad day for my parents’ neighbours

This is the hardest post I have had to write yet. Today I was expected for dinner at my parents’. In the afternoon I received an SMS from my mother. The neighbours’ son had parked his car at my parents’, … Continue reading

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Sign of the times

Because they are so ubiquitous, we sometimes forget just how much cellphones have changed our lives. Then I see something like this. Today is Palm Sunday, the last Sunday in Lent. The picture is of the back of the envelope … Continue reading

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Kristen LaBrie convicted in death of her son

In Salem, a mother has been convicted of attempted murder, child endangerment and assault and battery. According to news reports, Kristen LaBrie witheld chemotherapy from her son Jeremy Fraser, who died of cancer in 2009 at age nine. Jeremy Fraser … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for the Weekend

Friday was a hell of a day, and I don’t mean in a good way. It was bad hectic. Really, really bad hectic. At the moment, I’m involved in testing a document processing system. There are two high level flows. … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Software, Work

Please go and sign this petition

I never thought I’d do it, but today I’m supporting a petition from the Age of Autism Website. Last year, Bella Stagliano, one of Kim Stagliano’s daughters, was assaulted on the school bus by Jennifer Davila, who was the bus … Continue reading

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