“Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how we learn from each other, it’s the best way. That’s why literature is so important, it connects … More Storytelling
My children are adults and either married or engaged to be married. As they approach a time when they will have their own families I often think of them with profound gratitude. I find joy in all my memories of them as babies, as children, as teenagers and as adults. Most of all though, I … More In Praise Of … A Wise Woman
I am thoroughly enjoying reading Jodie Picoult’s “Handle With Care”. I haven’t finished reading it yet so this is not a book review … And I shouldn’t say this, but after having read three quarters of it, I think it might be her best yet. Picoult chooses some meaty subjects to write about but sometimes … More Jodie Picoult and Proofing Bread – “Handle With Care”
It’s been announced that 400 million dollars from the sale of state assets will be used for farm irrigation. What are the chances that farmers accessing this money will first have to demonstrate that farm run off doesn’t end up in the nearest rivers and waterways? That waterways are effectively protected by effluent tanks, tree … More Sale of State Assets – Money Down the Toilet?
Is anyone else puzzled by poll results that show most New Zealanders don’t want the sale of state assets, yet most New Zealanders will vote for a National government? It doesn’t add up. JOIN THE DOTS NEW ZEALANDERS. If we don’t want state assets sold, then don’t vote for the party that wants to sell … More State Assets – To Sell or Not to Sell