A life just as ordinary

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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

June 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

May 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

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..

May 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Frozen Shoulder

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

December 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

November 7, 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

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

August 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

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?

August 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Driving Entertainment

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

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Corporately hijacked

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

August 21, 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

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

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

December 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

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