If Only I had More Time with my Dad

Hindsight is 20/20, but that is so poignant for me just to think about it in relation to my dad. As I have mentioned before on this website, my relationship with my dad wasn’t the best; transactional at best and flippant at worst but I’m grateful it was existent. Growing up with the kind of […]

Retinitis Pigmentosa and the lessons learnt about Fatherhood

I love my life and the journey it has been thus far; it has been a very interesting one and kind of reminds me of a line from Deadpool. ” Life is an endless series of train wrecks with only brief commercial-like breaks of happiness.” I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) in 2010 and […]

What if it’s HOW it’s said not only WHAT is said? 2

I’m not sure if most of you are like me, where you have that tightening in your belly when you hear a statement quoted incorrectly or a word used wrongly. Call me trifling if you will, but those errors of omission or commission tend to get to me… and the thing is, not just in […]

Even Strong Dads have Weaknesses

“Not you Mike! This can’t be happening to you! not you fam!” is what a friend said to me when I told him about my crumbling marriage, he continued, “If it has happened to you, then I am never getting married”. As much as that was flattering in some weird way to be put on […]