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Black Like Me

  It was the summer I turned fourteen that I wandered into a dusty book shop in Maroubra. The shop itself was almost hidden in a small dingy mall. The windows were grimy; a fag hung from the mouth of the shop assistant as she sat on a stool behind the counter. Her eyes were… Continue reading Black Like Me

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New Zealand, People, Personal

Help keep Joanne alive.

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Joanne. We met years ago through a poetry group and just clicked. She is one of the best, brightest, kindest & funniest women I have had the privilege to call a friend. She is also one of the bravest, spunkiest women I know. As cancer has wreaked… Continue reading Help keep Joanne alive.

life, New Zealand, news, People, Personal, Thoughts

New Zealand is as racist as F**!

There is an article in the New Zealand Herald that got me thinking this morning. It helped me think about something else than the chaos in my home from kitchen renovations. More on that later. Siena Yates: TV3's in house war over Taika's racist comment. This is a good take on racism here in New… Continue reading New Zealand is as racist as F**!

My Photos, New Zealand, People

Lens Culture: Street Photography Awards 2018

So people...this is my entry. I would love it if you would click on the link here. Then you could do 1 or 2 things. Or both. Click on the 'favourite' star. Share on Facebook. You could enter yourself as well. One entry is free.      

Memiors, My Poetry, People, Personal, Poetry, writing

Two-Headed Coin

You said you’d love me, till I lay cold in a box of walnut with silver handles; now I turn the electric blanket to two, and keep my socks on at night. You promised to wear your ring with pride, but melted it down for thirty dollars, You wanted to fall asleep inside me; rock… Continue reading Two-Headed Coin

Interesting Facts, life, People, Personal

Saturday’s Child

Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go. Friday's child is loving and giving Saturday's child works hard for a living But the child born on the Sabbath Day Is fair and wise and good and gay. *** Saturday's… Continue reading Saturday’s Child

Funny Stuff, humour, People, Thoughts

Did you know that planking is a fine Catholic tradition?

Another e-mail for you to enjoy. All about the Catholic tradition of planking. Bet you didn't know that!!!! Just take a look! According to Wikipedia, "Planking is the act of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it. The term "planking" was coined in Australia… Continue reading Did you know that planking is a fine Catholic tradition?

Interesting Facts, My Photos, New Zealand, People, Personal, Thoughts

Katikati A&P Show 2018

Today I am busy. Yes I am. Tomorrow is our local A&P Show. The A&P stands for agricultural and pastoral. Every year in February we run it. Yes, somehow I ended up on a committee. Something I swore I would never do again. This is my 3rd year running the photography competition. There are seven… Continue reading Katikati A&P Show 2018

B&W Photography, Digitally Altered Photography, My Photos, People, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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It was way overdue.

It is way overdue, like the tomorrow that never seems to come quick enough, but perhaps that is the way of it. It needed to gather its pieces together like a snowball rolling down a mountain. With each turn, the pieces are packed tighter together so that at the end of its journey, little withstands… Continue reading It was way overdue.