Saturday, January 20, 2018

Deep calls to Deep

November 8, 2008 by  
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We waited expectantly at the gate entrance to Haranui Marae. We must wait until the call of the karanga is heard (this is the ceremonial call of welcome performed only by the women). Hearing the karanga indicates to us that we are free to approach our hosts across

Human Documents

October 30, 2008 by  
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In the beginning, driving between Napier and Taupo (on State Highway 5) is sort of like playing snakes and ladders. It requires alot of concentration due to the serpentine nature of the hills around Te Haroto particularly since

Crackling Up

October 26, 2008 by  
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I appear to have chocolate crackles on the brain. Everywhere I look my brain manages to conjure up the illusion that makes certain things look like chocolate crackles in disguise! Impossible? No really, it’s true! This must be how the cookie Monster feels ALL the time! It must

Of Mice and Man

September 28, 2008 by  
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I’m reminded that there is a beauty in death that can be overlooked because of the grief experience. The grief takes over and we see and hear nothing else save feel the overwhelming tsunami of pain that comes from

Budda Bing

September 16, 2008 by  
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What is it about some people that make you feel that although they stood in the same line as you, waited as patiently as you did, they nevertheless managed to get a particularly larger slice of the budda-bing pie?

Flight of the Dragonfly

July 23, 2008 by  
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There’s a dragonfly flying into the wind right in front of the window where I’m writing. The energy it must be expending to do that makes me tired watching. It got me thinking about

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

From the Horse’s Mouth

May 16, 2008 by  
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My friend Jase and I have interesting conversations most of the time. He’s my go-to guy when I don’t want to second guess a guy. I just want to know from

Twinkle Twinkle

June 26, 2007 by  
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My old school-friend Sal reminds me of what long time friendship means. And what’s that you say? Well, here’s the thing, for me it’s the reference to the ‘long’ bit that gives you a clue. Long time for Sal on the other hand has meant long-between letters, long-between chats and