Category Archives: My Story

Poor Man, Rich Man: Bankruptcy – Year Five

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four It’s Valentine’s Day again, which is an important date in my life. As long-time readers will know, however, it’s not because of love or romance. On 14 February 2011, I was declared … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 5)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 August July became August, and the job-hunting continued. And there was another big task for August – building a Lego display for Canberra Brick Expo 2015, at month’s end. A few months … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 As I write this, it’s been three months since I stopped working. It feels like both a long and a short time ago. March Before I finished working, I had already made plans for March: learning … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Crisis (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 As I mentioned at the end of Part 2, I wanted to make sure that 2014 would not turn into another dreary mid-life-crisis year like 2013 had been. One way to do this was to finally … Continue reading

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Eating most of my food with a knife and fork

Yesterday in The Sydney Morning Herald, I was amused to read that UK Prime Minister David Cameron was recently criticised for eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. I was amused not because I think what he did … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Crisis (Part 2)

Part 1 For the first six months or so, 2012 hadn’t been a bad year. During the last six months, though, things changed. At that time, my five years of therapy with my psychiatrist Dr. Khan came to an end … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 2)

Part 1 As I described in Part 1, I was made redundant from the job that I had had since 3 December 2000. But in several ways, my job had gone back further. First, I had been outsourced to my … Continue reading

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