Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

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

Best Thoughts Forward

August 31, 2008 by  
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I like the timelessness of thought, how being able to set down in just about any time, place and or dimension is entirely permissible because thought allows us to do that. It’s kind of cool isn’t it? It’s interesting too to consider

When Opportunity Knocks

August 29, 2008 by  
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Milly (botanical name: Rhipidura fuliginosa placabilis) is the only one out and about in the backyard this morning, she flits with great aplomb between the grapefruit and lemon trees, a tactical

Rain on their Parade

July 24, 2008 by  
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Call me simple but most of the time I don’t get pettiness. It looks like a waste of energy to me and it’s so projective. I’ve often wondered

Little People Lessons

July 5, 2008 by  
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Years ago a little four year old boy taught me a life lesson that’s stayed with me for a long long time, that’s how valuable it’s been to me. It was one of the kindest reprimands I’ve ever received and looking back now I’m sure he wouldn’t even remember it if I reminded him.


June 3, 2008 by  
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Charity they say begins at home. But how do we understand charity? Most people believe that charity is something we give others, what we do to others and in this day and age it also seems to be what’s left over. It’s the small change.

Little Red Mon-star

June 2, 2008 by  
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What is it about a three and a half year old monster that brings out the best in us? Oh did I mention he was red? Apologies, small oversight on my part. Actually that’s human years. Three and a half, human years. In monster years that makes him

Stiff Upper Whisker

May 24, 2008 by  
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There’s a great deal of glee that comes with being able to puff billowing tendrils of warm air out to form the genie-like apparition we know as smoke stacks. No real smoke, just warm air meeting cold in the battle to keep an upper hand. Silliness when you think about it because

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