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What gives you hope?


WHAT is it that gives you hope? Perhaps that sounds like a strange question, but I think it’s fundamental one to our existance. What is it that drives you? What is it that holds you back and puts the brakes on your plans? What is your ideal existance? (more…)

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Two Oceans


THE plan was fairly robust, given the circumstances. Three hours and 10 minutes was the allotted time frame, and my plan was to use most of it for our 21.1km race. (more…)

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Paul Wilson… not your run-of-the-mill rock ‘n roll


ONE of my enduring questions in this life, when it comes to the ways and the things of God, is “why do the good sometimes die young?” I have no answers. Just an ever-increasing pile of questions, which I pray about often. I’ve been praying for Paul Wilson’s family. He died last night. Paul was […]

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Urban story about Bono


A friend of mine told me this story a few weeks ago at a braai, which I subsequently found on the Irish Times… just had to share it. A guy and his girlfriend go to a fancy Dublin restaurant. They spy Bono and a friend at a table opposite. When Bono nips to the toilet, […]

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Rollin’ on a river


I JUST had to share this classic photo, courtesy of Kerry. That’s my son Adam Judah Robert Calder, all of two years old, at the end of a slide at uShaka’s Wet ‘n Wild. (And that’s me below the foam.) So if you had to caption this photo, what would yours say?

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We did it!

(Back, from left) Jon, me, Tammy, Rob, Bronwyn, Matt. (Front, from left) Devon, Gavin and

IT was at my cousin’s wedding, somewhere around January 2012, and it was probably because of the wine. My cousins and I decided it would be a good idea to run the Two Oceans half marathon. 21.1km. I won’t bore you with runner’s stories, I’ll leave that to another blog post… but the short version […]

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Peace in the crazy


MANY people I bump into at the moment are saying that life is just crazy busy at the moment… I certainly understand what they mean. On more than one occasion it feels like going back to work on Monday is a relief from the craziness of the weekend! It is a very easy and obvious […]

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The RCB and you


I FIND it quite amusing that artists who do not belong to a major record label call themselves “independent” artists. I’ve unwittingly branded myself and our band in that category, until yesterday. (more…)

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MY wife and I have a prevailing difference of opinion, which every so often rears it’s head in our marriage. (more…)

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Some thoughts on money

Lunch. The Calders & the Wilsons.

There’s an interesting article on money in the February 2013 edition of Men’s Health. It equates money to drugs. A number of experiments involving money as the incentive changed people’s behaviour in a particular task. Money makes you do things you wouldn’t normally do. Of course we intuitively know this… but the numbers are pretty […]

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What We Need To Be Free From

HAVE you ever woken up on any particular day and think that life is just too much? There’s just too […]

What’s your instinctive view of God?


UNDER pressure, we reveal our true belief of ourselves and our true belief of God. There’s no hiding it. If […]

What’s going on in your head?

I often go running with playlists of music that keep me moving faster than I would ordinarily, and listening to […]

A story about Graeme Pope-Ellis

So in the midst of the my fitness programme, I try and keep some additional cardio going on. I generally […]