Thursday, September 9, 2010


If I could give up one wish of mine to help this dad with his I would..

I wish for a body free of disease. 
I wish for the chance to have another child with Rachel. 
I wish for the chance to comfort my boys when they get their hearts broken by a girl for the first time. 
I wish for the chance to take them to their first U2 concert. 
I wish for the chance to see them become men… to tell them how my heart swells with pride when I see what they have become. 
I wish for the chance to hold Rachel’s hand… to offer her my arm… to steady her in her old age. To tell her she’s still beautiful when a lifetime of smiles are visible on her face.
I wish I understood why I have cancer. 
I wish for many things…. but most of all…. I wish for life.


Posted via email from Jonathan JG Glazier

The Cancer Guy "How the Light Gets In."

This is the link to the blog of the guy who made the news today by sending a video message to his wife on her Birthday. The video is al over the web but the blog is truly inspirational get to it here how the light gets in in a world when we all get obsessed with ourselves take some time to read this and think of others. He has a 3 year old and a 18 month old baby.
This is the video if you haven't seen it.
<p>Rachel's Birthday Video from Kristian Anderson on Vimeo.</p>
from Jonathan JG Glazier

Friday, September 3, 2010

Feet on Seats

I do not want to sit next to a gangly youths sued shoes, plonked on the seat next to mine on the train. Why do they have to put the feet on the seats on trains? And then compound the problem by telling his friend that he omitted to put on deoderant? Ok so his enterprising friend then produced a can of Lynx from his bag, only to spray himself, his friend and me. I'd rather suffer BO for one train trip than Lynx for a whole day!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Zealand

I was watching a show on TV about two lovely guys who started a campsite on Harris, the Scottish Island, to visit their site click here.

It's such a lovely life, or so it seems, they had money worries they probably had arguments, they probably had days when it was bad. To many New Zealand looks like a place that you'd never come back from, look at the photo! But you know there were days when it rained, and rained and rained. There were days when it took me an hour to get over the bridge because the traffic was so bad. Money was tight, its an expensive place to live. It is a long way from any where. Yes it is simply stunning in parts and I guess if we had owned a camp site on the South Island and taken a 180 degree change in out lifestyle we may have stayed. Perhaps our mistake was to try and do there what we do here. In the end our parent our here, our culture is here our hearts are here in the uk. I love taking the girls to the tower of London, I know about it and the people who lived there. I loved the culture of the South Pacific but I love baguettes, cafe noir and pain au chocolait , it doesn't make me french!

Now I am faced with doing here what we should have probably done there, in New Zealand, what enterprise shall I choose?

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


I am 50, it was my birthday on May 7th 2009 and I have reached that milestone. Now what? Is it 50 and beyond or is it 50 and beyond me? I guess the latter because...

I have more drive at 50 than most of the 20 year olds who work for me.

I know more about computers than anyone in my office yet they all treat me like I listen to a wireless and don't know an wii from a wee or a twit from a tweet.

I also seem to have a capacity for detail over and above almost anyone under 35. This makes me think they are a pain in the arse and makes them think I am an old fart. The fact is they don't seem to care, I do and I am, of course, right.