Hi, I'm Fuzzy.

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Hi, I'm Fuzzy.

Taking Children Seriously

Parenting generally goes pretty smoothly when you and your child agree. You do what you both agree on. It’s what you do when you disagree that determines what kind of parent you are. Do you try to hide disagreements because you believe your child is fragile? Do you put your foot down? Or do you try to cooperate with your child to figure out the truth of the matter, solve problems, and understand more about the world?

Parents aren’t always right. Kids are complicated and you’re not going to correctly understand everything they say, do or want. Lots of family conflicts are due to mutual misunderstanding. The best way to handle that is to focus on learning together. And remember, if your child magically listened to everything you said, then there’d be no progress in the world. Children have to go their own way sometimes, and have some new ideas, for them to have a better life than you instead of just the same life.

Pro Mazda

During 2017 Season 4 I jumped around through a few different cars before settling into the Pro Mazda.

I had originally planned on getting back into the Mustang in the Grand Touring Cup series but was frustrated to find that the number of people running the 'stang fluctuated so wildly. At one point I thought that since more people seemed to be running the Solstice I'd switch over to that, only to find that the races I joined in that car had heaps of Mustangs... Arrrgh.

Next I ran a number of Ruf GT3 Challenge races and thought that a fixed series could be a good idea as perhaps not being able to "waste time" tweaking setups would be a good thing. This was fine until we came to a track where I felt the fixed setup was terrible.

The main reason I finally jumped into the Pro Mazda was that a few of my team mates are running in the Wankel Australia New Zealand Championship league on Wednesday nights. Since I was looking for a new league to run it seemed like a good plan. It is a fixed setup league, so again I felt like it'd give me a good solid night of a practice session, qualy and race with out time spent tinkering with setups.

I enjoyed these races and the seat time in the car that I obviously started running some official races and.... tinkering with setups. I've found that I'm generally quick enough to be battling for top 5 finishes due to my focus on just staying out of trouble. I'd say most top splits I'm in the top 10 on pure pace, but it has been my consistency and great passing on the opening laps which has scored me some good finishes.

I've put together this little video collection of the first laps from a few races.

On the Wildness of Children

A free child outdoors will learn the flat stones the crayfish hide under, the still shady pools where the big trout rest, the rocky slopes where the wild berries grow. They will learn the patterns in the waves, which tree branches will bear their weight, which twigs will catch fire, which plants have thorns. A child in school must learn what a “biome” is, and how to use logarithms to calculate biodiversity. Most of them don’t learn it, of course; most of them have no interest in learning it, and most of those who do forget it the day after the test. Our “standards” proclaim that children will understand the intricate workings of ecosystems, the principles of evolution and adaptation, but one in four will leave school not knowing the earth revolves around the sun.