Category Archives: Fatherhood

Opt-in or Opt-out

A few weeks ago we had a situation at school that made me think about the topic of defaults, i.e. should people be opted in or out by default. When we filled in the paperwork to enrol our children in … Continue reading

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Education, Logic and Reason. The Vaccination for Ignorance…

Last week I posted about a story on channel Seven’s “Sunday Night” program on the issue of vaccination. I was impressed with the story, it was well written, backed by science and about as unbiased as  commercial networks get on … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Anti-vacc Movement, Are We Still The Clever Country??

Back in the 80’s Australia was pushing to become “The Clever Country”, recognising the importance of a well educated populace (and hence workforce) in securing a bright future for the entire nation. Roll forward nearly thirty years to the current … Continue reading

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Sethy the Star

As you probably know our number one son Seth recently started school. So far his weekly report cards have been really good and his behavior in class has been great. We’ve heard stories of other children in his class getting … Continue reading

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To console or not to console…. That is the question

Viv and I have discussed the topic of buying a console many times and we were planning to hold off for a few years. Well, as they say “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray”. We … Continue reading

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School Days….

Number one son, Seth reached a big milestone this week when he started Kindy at Wyong Public School. He’s been so excited since last years jump start program, wanting to wear his uniform and eat out of his lunchbox. We’ve … Continue reading

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Geocaching, the modern day treasure hunt……

Inspired by my Texan colleague and enabled by my recent acquisition of a 3G iPhone I decided to have a crack at Geocaching. For the uninitiated this involves trying to find a hidden cache of goodies based on GPS co-ordinates. … Continue reading

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Another Boy…. When Will The Madness End??

Early this evening at approx 5:32pm, after an insanely long (18 hours) and ultimately unproductive labour, my sister Vicky gave birth to her first child. Jack Richard Cordingley   Weight: 3.65 kg Length: 50 cm Head: 36.5 cm Special mention … Continue reading

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The Wonders Of Daycare

Last week the boys reached another milestone, we enrolled them in the local Daycare centre, which just happens to be across the road from our new house We expected tears and tantrums when we dropped them off but were happily … Continue reading

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The Boys

I don’t post often enough about two of the most important people in my life… "The Boys" Seth’s speech has really started to take off, he still rambles alot and most of it makes no sense at all, but, when … Continue reading

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