Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Well Worn Track

November 19, 2008 by  
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With all our goodbyes behind us, we drove out along Haranui Road one last time, blew kisses in the direction of the urupa to Nanny Moewaka where she and Arka lay, charges of Papatuanuku and finally headed back towards Auckland. We decided a detour to

Breath of Life

November 14, 2008 by  
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The first time I exchanged a memorable hongi was with a very distinguished maori gentleman at the Wellington Art Gallery (during a private showing of a Goldie exhibition). He looked uncomfortable standing in a line-up top heavy with

Vanish the Thought

November 12, 2008 by  
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One of the loveliest stories told during the mihi and whaikororeo was by Aunty June about Nama’s Pond’s Cream. The story of Ponds “began when Theron T. Pond, a pharmacist from Utica New York, introduced ‘Pond’s Golden Treasure’ in 1846, a witch-hazel based

Sock It to ‘Em

November 10, 2008 by  
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No shoes are worn in the wharenui and what a person does or does not wear on their feet will tell you something about them. Like my daughter Mede, who opted for

Dancing to my own Tune

October 9, 2008 by  
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I love dancing. I love the way it makes my feet sing and my spirit soar. Do you ever feel that way? It’s a beautiful thing, yes? Yes. And the right kind of music has a way of showing us the state of our spirit which has (in the long term)

RNZBF Puppy Sponsors

October 1, 2008 by  
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Pearl Jam

September 12, 2008 by  
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How hard is it would you say to find the beauty in hardship? Very I would say. Hardship is just that way isn’t it, sort of like having to crack through the tough outer shell of a situation or even a person. It’s not easy. But to think that

IT Guys

July 20, 2008 by  
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Terrifically handsome men still unnerve me, even at my age now. I’m never sure why that is exactly, all I know is that in the company of one or more of them I have a hard time getting my thoughts to act cohesively

Brighten My Day

June 7, 2008 by  
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Do you have a maroon umbrella story? I do. It would be truly unbelievable if I didn’t have the umbrella to show for it all these years later. But I do. I thought you might like this short story. I remembered it during my walk today, under my maroon umbrella. It made me smile.

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