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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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Hi-Viz

Give a guy or gal a hi-visibility vest, give him or her a clipboard, give them a badge and you give that person power. At least, they think that’s what they have been endowed with. The right to control others. To an extent, that is exactly what they have been given. Some sort of say […]

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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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Conspicuous

While I have been conspicuous by my absence, New Zealand has been conspicuous for all the wrong reasons. New Zealand is the place I call home. It is my country of birth, the place where my wife was born and the birthplace of my children. In my limited time on this planet I have seen […]

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The Naked Boxer

Boys hit. Get over it. I sometimes wonder if life was easier when I was the only male in the household. No matter the gender split, the more Wifey and I kept breeding, the louder things got. However, the addition of another male not just changed the dynamic, the dynamic was blown apart. All kids […]

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Blissfully Boring.

Plans for the weekend? I’ve used this forum and my limited readership, like a bit of cathartic exercise these last couple of days. I have vented and released and I feel all the better for it. Now, a stunning Sunday morning has dawned, sun low in a cloudless Autumn sky. This is gonna be a […]

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Praise

I am not a great follower of the media. My family life, home life and work all take precedence over what is happening on a current affairs level. It stands to reason too, the way news is accessed these days has changed. I have read and heard much of what is occurring on a day […]

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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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