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Category: Vulnerabilities


Father with son: Building together (part 2)

In the second of two posts about learning from my father, Derreck Parkes, I retell a piece of family folk-lore. What happens when the son tries to help the father? It’s a story of the challenges the over-optimistic face when underestimating the task at hand.

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Father with son: Building together (part 1)

In January 2020, my died at the ripe age of 93. In this two-part blog, I write about my vivid memories of helping him build the above garage in the 1960s. My dad built his brick-built garage, one small piece at a time…with a little help from his son…

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My Dad: 1926-2020 – A tribute

I recently lost my Dad, Derreck Parkes. At 93, he was worn out and faded away peacefully on 28 January this year. Since it was clear his life was drawing to a close towards the end of last year, I prepared for his loss, at least to some extent. Losing my Dad has caused me to reflect on his qualities a human being, and his impact on my sister and me as a father.

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Journalling: Write for your life

I took hold of a notebook and started to scribble. I enjoyed writing about what I did and how I felt, but after a couple of months, the journaling began to get displaced by my recovery. Find out how Russ discovered more about himself.

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