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Prediction

I could have told you so. In fact, I tried. For a long time I have toyed with a post apocalyptic tale. The working title is Host, an exert of which can be found here…if you can be bothered scrolling through the tripe my brain tends to throw out at random. Host though, is a […]

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The Theory

It all starts and ends with Dogs.  By my reckoning it was some time in the 25th or 24th Century BC when the plan first hatched. Formualtive as it was back in those days, the pathway was clear. You see, Ra, the Egyptian Sun God, had well and truly established himself by this stage. His […]

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Bliss

Summer sun. Family. Friends. Booze.  The silly season may have slipped by but it ain’t all over just yet. Certainly. most of us have returned to whatever it was we did, what many let define them, before the summer break. Work, school, university. Unless you are in that late teen, early twenties ‘I have yet […]

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The Settle Season

Febuary. The most difficult month to spell and for me, the most awkward month to get my head around. February sees kids trundling around with heavy school bags, which will diminish in weight as their schooling experience grows, as the memories of life’s little lessons kick back into gear along with their academic pathways. Those […]

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BPM

Imagine, if you can, what its like when you get so excited your heart rate lifts to match those levels. Now, imagine if that heart rate won’t reset. Picture a homely scene. A mother, cup of tea in hand, maybe a pack of biscuits within reach, settling on a sofa. In her arms, a baby. […]

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Daddy White Sox

You know that guy? I’ve almost become ‘That Guy’ You’ve all seen him. Maybe he is your boss, maybe he is a colleague. Perhaps he is your neighbour, your mate, your brother. You might be married to him, he might be your Dad. Whatever the relationship, That Guy is instantly recognisable. Especially at this time […]

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Slip, Slop and Slap

I’m a hypocrite. Time spent extolling the virtues of being sun smart to my children has fallen on my own deaf ears. A day in the garden, planting and weeding and watering and harvesting. Lovely, a cathartic experience for me, almost a form of meditation as I commune with nature. Sort of. We are not […]

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First Rule of Being Cool

What’s missing? The bits, the pieces from the year nearly gone which made you laugh, shake your head in wonder, or simply defied belief. Maybe, just maybe, the stuff you wouldn’t mind seeing again? Fat, dickhead, white trash, English tourists. The big hit of last summer. Would I want to see the likes of them […]

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49,950

It’s just a number, one of a several which struck me over this last week. We have all, here in New Zealand and in the wider world, felt the impact one way or another, of the attack in Christchurch on a small segment of our society. Until that fateful Friday there were an estimated 50,000 […]

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Hey, World, Leave Our Kids Alone

Wifey and I are pretty open with our kids. There is not much we keep from them, no subject we consider taboo and no questions we are not prepared to answer. Of course we moderate the things our kids have access to; what they view on television and the internet, what they hear when listening […]

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