Health Category

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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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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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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Summer Musing

Hot enough for ya?! Who doesn’t love it? Summer. And a bloody good one at that. The 2018/19 summer is the first one I have worked in a couple of years and it feels like the holiday I was needing, without realising I was in need of one. It is too easy to think the […]

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Limping Along

Look out, I feel a rant coming on… Lately, I embarked on a mission. The plan was to get myself into the best physical shape I could. Not mission impossible, but not far from it. At least, that is how it has felt, for a man rapidly approaching forty-five and essentially starting from scratch. This […]

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Be Careful

The two words above are something I do must best to avoid. That is to say, there are plenty of times I take care over my activities and actions. Thing is, I try to care less when my kids are involved. Pop down to any playground and you will hear those words ringing out, in a […]

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Appreciated?

At the start of the week my wife barely got settled in bed before she was up and out of the house.  She didn’t return until virtually dawn. It was the same thing last night. Well not quite. It was just after midnight when the phone went and she disappeared out of the house in […]

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Fizzy Rolls

Heard the expression “Clean up your own backyard before knocking on your neighbours door’? It is far too beautiful a day to be sitting here feeling like a grumpy, cantankerous, holier than thou old man. But here I am regardless… In the midst of one of those gem mornings only the Hokianga can produce, all […]

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Challenge

It is a bit of an old adage. Too many people with their hands out, not enough with their hands up. That saying is, unfortunately, typically true of far too many communities in this country, let alone the region I live in. So many people and groups asking for help, not helping themselves. What is […]

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