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10 Life-Giving Hacks for Living Within Lockdown Limits

Health-hindering lockdowns are by no means fun. The routine COVID-19 “stay home” decrees were agreeably necessary when little was known about the virus. 19 months on, government decrees are less about preserving health, and more about governments serving themselves. There’s little doubt that keeping people scared, helps an increasingly militant bureaucracy keep emergency powers firmly in their hands. It’s with this in mind that I’m reluctant to give out ideas for ...

By |2021-08-27T21:50:35+10:00August 28th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Bond-building Couch Co-op Video Games

Video games can be great bond-builders. With the demise of couch co-op, options for split-screen adventures are few and far between. Computer games are not the community-building tool they once were. Companies like DICE, EA and even Mojang followed the Silicon Valley maximum profit trend by limiting customisable consumer options. Buy an Apple product, for example, and they lock you into paying for their expensive branded accessories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48NAQCSnHdQ Console-makers, game ...

By |2021-08-07T13:29:16+10:00August 7th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Fathers & Families – The Priority of Adventure

Richard Branson said, “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” It is the priority of adventure that makes being out in the bush with a bunch of dads and their kids really exhilarating. Wollondilly River Station, the place for our annual Dads4kids Bush Camp, is set in a deep valley not too far from the famous Wombeyan Caves in the Southern Highlands ...

By |2019-04-15T07:00:35+10:00April 15th, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment

The Technology Trap

The phrase ‘I am Spartacus!’ was taken from the 1960 film Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick. Historically, Spartacus was a slave who trained as a gladiator under oppressive Roman rule, and who led a slave rebellion in 73 BC. He amassed a large army of fellow slaves and led his men to defeat the Roman legion on several occasions. Eventually, the Roman Senate sent Marcus Crassus to put down this rebellion with ...

By |2019-03-18T14:33:01+10:00March 18th, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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