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Good Medicine

My oldest son had a fish pond on his property which he converted to a sandpit for his kids.  He sent us a photo on the WhatsApp family group of the finished masterpiece – a big circular sandpit packed with sand.  To which my second son dryly commented, “I hope you removed the fish.” [To read more, click on title]

New Year Resolution

It’s time (especially with Omicron at the gates) to replace fear with hope and get out (electronically or actually) among those who feel anxious with a friendly word or a selfless offer. Chances are you’ll be alleviating the mental health crisis of our time and maybe you’ll get something in return.  But reward or validation is not the aim. [More … click on title]

After the Disaster

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.  Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.  But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky … [More to come. Click on title.]

Make it Stop

Crisis management began for me in my final year of school.  At the end of couple of days of studying (one had not the skills in those days) and a fortnight of Bursary exams, I remember escaping to the top field and lying back luxuriously on the grass, gazing luxuriously up into the blue sky.  Such delight, such flight, after such suffocating masochism all fortnight in the exam hall …. [More to come. Click on title.]

Freedom is Conditional

What about these recent anti-vax, anti-mandate, placard waving, irresponsible gatherings of malcontents and illegal road blockages, decrying our loss of freedoms? …. [more follows: 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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