Niels Bohr said anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Richard Feynman said no-one understands quantum theory. But quantum theory makes possible lasers, computers, transistors, GPS, cellphones, MRI machines and all the wonders of the information age. Without quantum theory much of modern science would not exist. So I have […]
. . these genes from me!? Jess came home from a nightclub last night – a series of nightclubs, actually – full of the springs of joy. Hello! What did you have to drink? I asked. Oh, very little Dad. Behind her back her friend grins. So, what? Just three Strawberry Lips shooters, two blue […]
Pleez pleez Dad! I haven’t seen her for AGES! (yeah, like one week). OK, I’ll fetch her Friday on the way home from work. I enjoy that back route anyway. Instead of taking the N2 national highway then onto the N3 national highway at Spaghetti Junction and home, this route takes me through Yellowwood Park […]
Gail & Sean Robinson invited us along to join them and friends Len and Ann on their Salt Rock getaway. Brave souls! They probly thought “Let’s ask Pete, Jess and Tom”. They got Pete, Jess, Tom, Lungelo, Ryan and Andile!! Luckily the boys slotted in smoothly, eating, sleeping and fishing like Vaalies-by-die-see. And even getting […]
. . screenagers. New to me. Here we are, screenagers. Their screen-centric devices have become appendages they cannot live without, their dependency on real-time consumption, constant connectivity and an ever-expanding universe of expectations just grows, their digital maturity reaching new and higher levels. Get used to it! Not only are there ever-more digital consumers, but […]
Terry, the good wife: Brauer left a bottle of Jagermeister here. Tom and his mates found it. Luckily only quarter-full. And we all know Jagermeister! Here it is, honestly labelled: ————————————– Background: My wife, the good wife and the culprit:
Jess had four seventeen-year-olds around and Tom one fourteen-year-old. I thought never the twain would meet but I was wrong. It helped that there was one new girl the boys hadn’t met before and they were quite intrigued by her. They had a ball – ending up in a water balloon fight. The girls won.
You turn your back for One Minute . . . Jess has learnt the old adage “Tis easier to seek forgiveness than permission”. “Dad can I have my pocket money. we’re going to Pav?” Sure thing my darling. Bang! A nose-piercing.
So D-Day dawned today and I was trapped. She’s done all her homework, researched it, found a slash-for-cash artist, priced it, drawn her money and extracted a promise from me that I’d take her TODAY. How to get out of this? Jess, does your school even allow piercing? I ask. Of course yes, Dad. Well, […]