Swimwear Mysteries

We went to the beach today. It was boiling hot here, and there's no end to the heat in sight. Anyway, I've always been a bit of a swimwear conservative. You see, as a child/teenager, I swam competitively, which meant that most of my young swimming years were swum in one piece racing style swimwear. … Continue reading Swimwear Mysteries

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The Bravery of Ian Thorpe

As I write, I'm watching Ian Thorpe's interview with Michael Parkinson. I've always loved to watch swimming. I swam competitively myself, not at a particularly high level, but high enough to understand what he meant when he talked about 'having a relationship' with the water. Our kids swam, and the swimming is the one bit … Continue reading The Bravery of Ian Thorpe

Creativity And Self Expression: Are We Crushing Them Out Of Our Girls With Pink?

I've been pondering a few things about creativity and self expression lately. If you've been following this blog you'll know that we recently went skiing in Whistler. On the first morning, I was sitting at the base of Whistler Mountain waiting nervously for my lesson. (For an explanation of the nervousness, see this post.) As I sat there, … Continue reading Creativity And Self Expression: Are We Crushing Them Out Of Our Girls With Pink?