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I write the occasional blog post covering a mix of branding, ethical and political issues but also life in general. The latter includes the challenge of coming to terms with the death of one of my children*. These posts are an honest account of my experience as a bereaved parent* but hold, I hope, an underlying message that it is possible to pick yourself up and keep going even when something awful happens and everything feels pointless.

(*If you’re looking for the journal of my son’s story you can find it at http://hlhsdiary.com/wp/)

It’s Not Your Fault

It’s Not Your Fault

This is a post for other bereaved dads, so is unlikely to be of interest to anybody else. As always, it’s unapologetically cathartic and I hope it helps anybody else on this journey. It comes from a good positive place with the best of intentions.

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War Stories

War Stories

A VE Day inspired post about my mother’s and my uncle’s experiences during the Japanese occupation of Singapore and life as a prisoner of war working on the notorious ‘death railway’ in Burma.

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Oops, therapy.

I never thought that I was the kind of man who needed therapy, even after our son died. It turns out I was wrong. Don’t be too proud – it could save your life.

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Gross National Happiness?

As a measure of national worth, GDP ignores so much. Gross National Happiness (GNH) might not yet be credible, but it’s time we started looking at alternatives to measuring meaningful human output.

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