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The View From the Top

Reunions can be awkward things.  Meeting people you went to school with forty years after you went to school with them can be disconcerting, triggering feelings of painful nostalgia, envy and jealousy, or even smugness, that at least I didn’t turn out like them. Lacking the particular brand of adventurous, or masochistic, spirit required, I’ve avoided them.  Except once … [To read more, click on title]

It’s hard to be humble

Humility is something we recognise in others, but struggle to emulate, and even to define … [To read more, click on title.]

Remembering Paskhas

… give me bunnies, not crosses, eh … [To read more, click on title]

Worthy of Memory

Maximilian Kolbe stepped silently forward, took off his cap, stood before the commandant and said, “I am a Catholic priest. Let me take his place. He has a wife and children.” … [to read more, click on the title]

The Glory is in the Struggle

I think it was at the end of a cricket tour by a Pakistani cricket team.  The team had started badly but finished well, and a media interviewer, seeming to want to get at the emotion and relief of hard-won success, asked a senior Pakistani player how he felt at winning a game at last.  Long after I’ve forgotten the actual question he asked, I easily recall the cricketer’s answer: …. [to read more, click on title]


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  1. And very sadly our NZ dairy industry is very much linked to the destruction of the rain forests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with a bi-product of palm oil – PKE (palm kernel extract) being imported in enormous quantities as a “necessary” feed supplement for cows, especially on large intensive dairy units.


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