Category Archives: The human condition

Dear Julia (Louis-Dreyfus)

Dear Julia One year ago today I was walking in the boots that you are currently wearing. What can I say to you, and all the other women diagnosed with breast cancer today, as I look back on the past … Continue reading

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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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What now?

Haven’t we all played the ‘what if?’ game.  What if I won lotto?  What if I got a life-threatening illness?  What if I fell in love with a Prince?  Such fun, because of course we never think it is going … Continue reading

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Staunch

We booked to do the Kepler Track, a 62 km long ‘Great Walk’ in the mountains and lakes of Fiordland, southern New Zealand, after talking about it for several years.  We had been enchanted with the idea of doing the … Continue reading

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Moving through

Back from the official summer holidays.  It is all relative, of course, when you work from home, and work is only part time anyway.  There is something psychological about considering yourself officially ‘at work’ instead of ‘at play’.  Enough to … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

It never ceases to amaze me the benefits of a good night’s sleep.   Never mind the euphoria of a new love, or the excitement of an overseas trip, a new baby, a great concert.  Does anything compare to the … Continue reading

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