As I get older I get different – the birthday gift from Holden – the update
Holden in Australia rang me today, well a spokesperson did, to talk about my 2009 Holden Cruze, someone in their PR department, who knows, I didn’t write his name down. … Continue reading →
Growing up – the one with the frustration.
I care about my children a lot, and whilst by no means the best parent I think that between me and MrsPubyah we did an okay job. Currently #1 son … Continue reading →
When stupid talks you get this “Mila The Elephant ‘Had Motive'”
Well Tony and Robin, neither of them noted Elephant Handlers brought Mila, for reasons of their own, and it seems never to be mentioned, when she was 5 years old, imported her from Hawaii, and sent her to work in a traveling circus..
Some Questions for the Whangarei daycare
I have two views on these stories : Daycare ‘bullies’ for kicking out HIV boy – National – NZ Herald News. and HIV boy childcare ban a human rights issue … Continue reading →
Growing up – the one about finding a job
It’s not easy finding a job at the moment and #boychild is finding this out first hand. Having passed some A levels (he’s fairly bright) and deciding that further education didn’t appeal … Continue reading →
Commercial Ventures and the Public purse – #6 – Kiwi FM Radio
Radio Broadcast Studio (Photo credit: Leonardo Rizzi) An ailing radio station given $300,000 a year in government funding to play exclusively Kiwi music will bow to commercial reality today and … Continue reading →
A peculiar affliction of which I am now the proud owner. It’s also known as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is a condition that affects the … Continue reading →
Golf – Accepting professional mediocrity in a hobby/sport
I had the occasion to be at the Australian PGA Open in Coolum, Australia on the weekend of the 26th November. The Final days play, the top 72 golfers in pairs for … Continue reading →
When Sci-Fi loses the plot – Terra Nova
I’ve been watching a couple of ‘new’ programs. “Person of interest” and “Terra Nova” Terra Nova – an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported … Continue reading →
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 →
Funding and Self-Sustaining organizations – the 2011 Edition
I’ve already written on this: https://pdubyah.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/funding-and-self-sustaining-organizations/ From the NZ Herald today : Fashion Week’s opening night was swimming along in champagne until managing director Pieter Stewart burst the bubble … Continue reading →
Forgive me for laughing but this isn’t a prediction.
To say that I’m skeptical of this is an understatement, there is no science involved in picking 50% off all possible days and associating it with naturally occurring and non-threatening events. If you believe that this is science then you should ask yourself why “that in the last 100 years of earthquakes in Christchurch how come that none of these scientifically dangerous coincidences have occurred?
Sometimes my journey to work or home from work can take an hour or more. And filling that time can be a chore. It took me a while to cotton … Continue reading →
The whole fiasco surrounding the “Abstain” campaign that blew up and blew over the last week, which followed on the from the bizarre pricing of the replica All Black Jersey … Continue reading →
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 →
The Simple Life
We have a simple house. We don’t have clutter, we have few trinkets and nick nacks. What we tend to have is less things that are slightly more expensive. Which … Continue reading →
Miffed – why I should stop reading the newspapers
1) Pike river mine goes into receivership. Seems that the Union and Labour expect there to be continuous and ongoing employment for those that are about to lose their jobs. … Continue reading →