Monthly Archives: May 2013

I Had a Dream

For a change, I offer you a small chunk of Against all Odds (part 3 of ‘Living the Dream’, click the image…) in which we finally were faced by our ‘nemesis’… the threat which had been hanging over us ever … Continue reading

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Atonement

Our recently-acquired native American friend ‘Three Rivers’ seems slowly to be getting more relaxed. Having been punished for his homosexuality by his own community, and effectively banished, he’s still finding it hard to accept that ‘its OK to be gay’ … Continue reading

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Leo Strikes a Deal

My son Leo, proud both of his developing muscles  and acrobatic skills, has struck a deal. I mentioned that Dave and I, with Leo and Jaymee, were going to spend around six weeks in the UK during the school vacation period. … Continue reading

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Growing Old is Mandatory – Growing Up is Optional

Thanks to ‘Uncle Carl’ for that heading idea! Today, a post on that theme – and no book advertising (promise…!)…. (Now that one is a great celebration of abs development, don’t you agree?) OK, we could argue he’s just enjoying training … Continue reading

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Later on Saturday… A Contortionary Tale…

Following our dip in the Clinch River, ending the previous post… …Clare needed to go home, whilst Steve invited Leo and me to join his family for lunch. After a leisurely chat and relaxation after the morning’s activities, Billy declared … Continue reading

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Family Time

This morning, Dave, with Ivo and Pete, had to get up really early to prepare the gymnastics centre for a competition. I was on duty late last evening and so didn’t have to go in today, so I’d arranged for … Continue reading

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Sensory Deceptions

Well, the previous post dwelt at length on the sense of touch. Enduring pain and such. It got me thinking about the other five senses, starting with the realisation that I’ve gone a bit deaf on one side. I realised … Continue reading

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Pleasure through the Pain…

…or do I mean, more cynically, a smug satisfaction – an endorphine rush – even an erotic reaction, to having subjected oneself to physical pain for enjoyment (or the ‘enjoyment’ of others)? Did Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky ‘enjoy’ rolling … Continue reading

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Letting His Hair Down and Loosening Up…

…yep, that’s our Native American ‘3R‘ again, although more often then not he’s actually putting his hair ‘up’ so it doesn’t interfere with his training, and working on his hair-hanging performance with Ivo. But, socially and emotionally, he definitely is letting his … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions… Not always Black and White!

3R has made the big decision that he will go on our short circus tour at the end of this month as a performer! He has really ‘clicked’ with Ivo over the hair-hanging business – and they figured that Ivo could … Continue reading

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