K. D. Muir Blog

Life can begin at 40... but  it depends where you live. 0

Life Begins at 40

If you are a lady that lives in Monaco you can expect to live for 89 years. If you are a Sierra Leone national, you can expect to live for 48 years. That difference...

I'm getting closer to the 30 dwellings mark. 0

Moving Out

Well now, that move wasn’t as easy as I thought. I am now staying at the in-laws’ pad. And while this is a great place rest up while the kids finish their school year,...

Only say it if you mean it. 0

Mayday Mayday Mayday

This is not a distress call. I am not in distress. I’ve been told that saying these words falsely over the airwaves is a federal crime in the U.S. and can result in a...

Steve Gurney. Nine time winner of the 'Coast to Coast'. 0

Run For Your Life

I love to run but I have no desire to run a Marathon. Why is that? What separates those of us that are happy to do ten kilometres or less with those that just...

Swimming - It's not about the gold medals. 0

Sink or Swim

According to the CIA, New Zealand has the ninth longest coastline in the world. This might be true but there is another list (World Resources Institute) that has us at seventeenth. I’ll take that...

Stevie G... The best premiership player never to have won a League title? 0

The Real Reds

If you do not like sport, please avert your eyes… In The Rugby Blanket I wrote about the ending of a ‘quarter of a century’ long curse. But that’s not exactly right. It was...

'Lay-down Sally' Robbins. Did she quit or give up? 0

Quitting v Giving Up

This sounds like it’s going to be quite a negative post but it’s quite the opposite. I’ve always thought about these two phrases and their connotations. If a person is retirement age and they...

Spot the tail... 0

How to Lose a Plane for Thirteen Days

When I was a young lad, I watched in awe as David Copperfield made a Jumbo Jet disappear. How did he do it? Well my immediate reaction was that during the ad break it...

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All-Time Top 10: Comic Book Heroes

Now that I’m a ‘serious’ writer I’m not supposed to talk about pop culture and the 80’s and celebrity gossip and the like. No, it’s all high-art for me. None of that cheddar and...

Image courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres...no wait...Bradley Cooper...Who's phone was it? 0

It’s Oscar Season

You thought the Oscars had finished for the year. That guy that always takes his shirt off in movies won Best Actor. That girl who never acted before won Best Supporting Actress. That guy...