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Roots and All

October 23, 2008 by  
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Does it ever seem to you that for most of your life you spend it looking for yourself? Even when you know you’re right there! Odd isn’t it! Tomorrow I’ll be travelling to Helensville. I’m attending the hura kohatu (unveiling) of my maternal great grandmother, a woman I hardly know

Name Calling

October 22, 2008 by  
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I like fairies, though depending on your disposition you’ll either love them or hate them. As it happens I like them. They’re not everyones cup of tea but that’s okay. We can live with variety along this riverbank. Infact, I never knew how much I liked them until I got my own in a Facebook […]

Baby Steps

September 21, 2008 by  
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From time to time the buck as they say stops with you. Of course we’d all rather it didn’t, instead opting to move from under the heavy gaze of responsibility to blame-shifting. Now blame-shifting is an acquired art although children learn it with stunning alacrity right out of nappies it would seem!

Red Licorice

September 18, 2008 by  
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I hate surprises. And that I suppose tells you alot about me. Well, something and nothing. Surprises make me feel uncomfortable if I don’t react the way the surpriser expects me too! I can tell you that from experience!

Home Grown Truths

July 7, 2008 by  
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I read somewhere once that “you don’t have to own the playground to play on the swings”. I found that a particularly odd-about kind of adage really. Odd but somehow

A Muse

May 30, 2008 by  
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Pulling up the roman blinds that peer sleepily into my back garden, I come upon the early morning sun kissing *Himself (the Macadamia Nut tree outside my window) on both cheeks, in the warmingly European manner. Left cheek, right cheek and left cheek again.

Strength for Us Both

May 25, 2008 by  
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Some books draw us back to them because some truths need more time for us to sit with them. To have us weigh and consider more carefully those things they feel need further thinking on by us. When I first read Marianne Fredriksson’s “Hanna’s Daughters” 18 months ago I was inexplicably moved. The story could […]

Anatomy of Infidelity

May 8, 2008 by  
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Infidelity is painful. To be the innocent party in it is gut-wrenching. My dear friend is in this gut-wrenching, god-forsaken place and I feel helpless to help her. Instead, I hide my own tears in a purposeful resolve to listen well, make strong pots of tea (because


May 6, 2008 by  
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Failure is a stern measure when it shouldn’t be. Not getting up ought to be the thing that gets our goat up! I mean really, it should! The number of times I’ve tripped, fallen or simply stumbled over an obstacle are too numerous to count on both hands, but trip,