Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sarah Kay: If I should have a Daughter

March 23, 2011 by  
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“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay. She tells the story of her metamorphosis from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project […]

Elizabeth Gilbert: A different way to think about creativity

January 16, 2011 by  
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Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person ‘being’ a genius, all of us ‘have’ a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Rufus Griscom & Alisa Volkman: Let’s Talk Parenting Taboos

January 6, 2011 by  
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Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and non parents alike.

Headspin

November 22, 2008 by  
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It’s funny what your mind gets to thinking and turning over as you drive. Mine was ripping through the gears, packed to the gunnels with unfamiliar names to put together with two or even three times met faces in places best described as the ‘back of beyond’ in that shy way that being new to […]

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

Tree Climbing Perspectives

October 19, 2008 by  
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At the top of One tree hill on Te Tui Station you can see a long long way away. It’s funny how just that little bit of height can give you a perspective you wish you could see from down in the valley. I have a confession

Pie in the Eye

September 24, 2008 by  
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I love that the cold air is unapologetic about the way it thwacks you across the face no matter how undeserving we think we might be of such treatment. Have you ever wished you could do that to someone you feel has a complete knack for

Up A Creek Without a Paddle

September 9, 2008 by  
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Sometimes the smallest steps take us further than we ever imagine it possible to go in a few well made strides. And the big deal about that you ask? Well, there’s none really except that understanding how purposeful we can make our lives through simply

One plus One equals Three

September 8, 2008 by  
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Absence is a funny thing, they say that it makes the heart grow fonder and I suppose that’s true to some extent. But absence is absence, it means you or they (whoever ‘they’ are to you) are not in the same place and therein lies

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