Dear Pera, speak more Māori

Choice korero on Kāpiti tonight about giving yourself permission to speak Māori even if some people in the room don’t understand. Our children seeing and understanding Māori as normal and OK, has as big or bigger positive impact than the inconvenience factor of an audience needing to listen twice, firstly to ngā kūpu Māori (Māori […]

Books worth reading: Daily Rituals – Mason Currey

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey is definitely a book worth reading.     There is a popular notion that artists work from inspiration, that there is some strike or bolt or bubbling up of creative mojo from who knows where. But I hope my work makes it clear that waiting for inspiration is a terrible, […]

Book worth reading: The Seven Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler

The Seven Day Weekend – Ricardo Semler Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons? – Ricardo Semler, the man. End of book.   OK, that’s probably not much of a description, and I guess the point of writing these things is to encourage you […]

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