Category: Rantings

  • Oppiminen Suomeksi / Learning Finnish: Cases

    Cases. What are cases and why does Finnish have 15 of them and what does that mean for those of use trying to learn Finnish? I’m glad you asked! Let me try to tell you!

  • It is people! It is people! It is people!

    There is an old Maori proverb that says: Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei whea te Komako e ko? Ki mai ki ahau “He aha te mea nui o te ao?” Maku e ki atu… “He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!”

  • Apple vs FBI

    Okay, I’ve not been following the case, or the story surrounding it with much interest, but it has my attention now. We should all be VERY concerned with the result of Apple vs FBI in San Bernadino, CA.

  • Memories of a darker time

    This song always seems to take me back to a darker time in my life. A time I think has ultimately shaped the way I view the world and how I interact with it on a daily basis.

  • Appreciate your spouse!

    This evening as was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across the following video that had been shared by a friend of mine. The video is a young woman outlining the needs of a stay-at-home mum and why men need to appreciate their women. I’m not gonna lie, I don’t envy the job…

  • My baby girl graduated today

    From Kindergarten, that is. Today was a strange day for me. I’m not typically the type to get caught up in moments like this one, but today turned out to be a very emotional day for me.

  • In moments of clarity…

    Like so many around me, I tend to take a reactive, if not reflective approach to life. My whole life is basically a series of reactions to situations that might arise in my life at the time.

  • Contentment and Release

    For some time now, I’ve been what many of “the faith” would call a back slider – one who was once a believer and follower of Christ who has chosen to deviate from the path of righteousness and salvation. Almost eight years have passed since I was an active member of the Church and I…

  • The bittersweet comfort of reminiscence…

    I used to walk my own way to school. Kicking at the stones and feeling strong. That was when the world seemed my own. Didn’t have to fear the unknown! Now my life is changing so much. I’m wondering if I’m losing my hold, Of things that seemed so real they bit. Now I’m so…

  • Dependency Injection – the Epiphany!

    So, for most of you, Dependency Injection sounds like something you would associate with drug addiction. I assure you, this is not the case at all. At least not the Dependency Injection I’m talking about.