Category Archives: Current Affairs

Shortest Day, Longest Year

Here it is, the shortest day of the year.  In NZ of course we get through that before anyone else does.  So happy 21st of June, world.  Bang on time we are about to be hit with a winter storm … Continue reading

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Journeys, non-journeys and the madness that seems to be in us all

My idea of a journey is to decide where to go, plan how to get there, successfully arrive and return safely home. Life itself is sometimes referred to as a journey.  I question that.  No one has any certainty about how … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day

In New Zealand, the 25th of April, ANZAC day, has been a public holiday for many years, but in recent times has taken on renewed impetus.  It is the date of the invasion of Gallipoli in WWI – a complete … Continue reading

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Pays to have a Plan B

So neither of my predicted outcomes turned out to be the right answer.  Despite very, very good news of a negative HER2 test, it seems that now you get treated according to the nature of the beast, which makes sense. … Continue reading

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A day away

Writers festivals are such a glorious indulgence. Yes, there are people starving, there is war, there is pain. But let us put all that to one side for a few days and revel in the magic of words. Arranged so … Continue reading

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Housekeeping is a Friday afternoon thing

The albatross, I like to think of it as My Albatross, is doing some housekeeping.  It is that time of the week.  Friday afternoon.  The day is done, the week’s work is done, or at least as done as it … Continue reading

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Our Kate

The media this week has drawn attention to two fairly recent developments that are related – crowd funding for what ever takes your fancy, and the publishing of a book that a dying father wanted to leave behind for his infant … Continue reading

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