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Two Funerals and a wondering

To be honest it’s been a few funerals,  but specifically I’m thrown off by axis by one of which was this week, the other from 1988. This week the funeral … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

One massive mistake – two stories – natural health.

  Two stories in the media today outlining the lead up to the death of a woman from an invasive brain tumor having been under the care of a quack, … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Faith, Same sex marriage, and Children.

New Zealand is on track to remove barriers to same sex marriages. We have Civil Union legislation, but this is a sort of half-way house thing. Removing an arbitrary sex … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

The one about Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz is a colourful larger than life character. He even lives local to me. But he is a rogue, and has done knowing and wilful things. … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unhappy Families – at least you can pick your friends.

My mother died just over a year ago March 2011, and despite her age suddenly, and without a will. I’m from what would now be considered a large family of 8 children … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Contemplation on a middle aged life.

It’s not like I ever thought I would have some understated life, a bohemian devil may care existence. But it gets to a point when all around you it’s gone a bit squiffy, As for this feeling of hopelessness and puzzlement, I’m hoping that this too shall pass.

April 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one- Part the Second

My son has had an epiphany, his moment of realisation, that bit as a teenager when you have a stream of consciousness, the outpouring of everything that you think you’ve done … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one

“That my son is not a plan it’s actually a bit of a nightmare”

November 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

A commercial venture and the public purse

There are a couple of quotes that I’d like to call out in this “the theatre had “not met our audience targets in a very tough economic climate and within … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Taking one for the team.

the New Zealand position seems to be the most English of all, arrogance in the face of facts that would indicate otherwise that the All Blacks are the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be,

September 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Conspiracy Theory #1 in a series

“What would lead you to believe that it was true”

August 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Suicide and punishing the dead by punishing the living.

For you Te Ururoa Flavell it’s about punishing the dead by punishing the living, and in the end it makes not one blind bit of difference if you bury a person outside the gates, whether you mourn only for 1 day not 2 or 3, and if you deny the dead person the dignity of remembrance, in the end it’s about how you’ve let that person down by not caring enough to prevent their death.

And that Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is the bottom line.

July 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Things that never occurred to me #2 – Psychic Fraud

you’re telling me that of all the criminals in the “afterlife” are reformed, and that not a one of them is willing to torment and wreak havoc on the living by passing this type of message to the “seer”

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

On death, dying and the ever after.

I get the need to believe that there is more, I get that some people think they can talk in cryptic to the dead, I do. However you’re all having a laugh, and you need to exercise you’re imagination a little to ponder why it should be that after your four score and ten on the earth you get a couple billion years in some other place?

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Faux outrage, Faux compassion and chipping in!

or slamming and damning, counselling and group grieving and how I learned to react in a group. Led mostly by media snippets and reporting (often poorly repeated, and incomplete, inaccurate and … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Slightly denying climate change

I’ll start by stating off the bat that there is no doubting climate change. We have climate change, on a global scale. It is real. I belive it. How much … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

Build a Bridge – get over it.

  Toll roads are contentious. Nobody want to pay to drive. Driving is a right. Unalienable, god-given right. I can drive anywhere at any time. I can even use my … Continue reading

July 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Things to belive in – Part one the First

I’ve been listening to a number of skeptical podcasts, that is podcasts that have a skeptical look at things. I’d recommend the Righteous Indignation podcasts, they’ve been interviewing ‘believers’ in … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Roman Polanski arrested over underage sex

Swiss authorities have arrested film director Roman Polanski for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. yeah and? He’s been on the run since in France, scared to go … Continue reading

September 28, 2009 · Leave a comment

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