If you watched George Floyd’s death earlier this year, or the riots and thought how lucky we are to live in Aotearoa where we don’t have systemic racism, you’re in the privileged position of not being subjected to it.
If we’re friends on Facebook or real life, you might know the whole Israel Folau situation pisses me off. If we’re not, I summed up those feelings in this post on: I was reflecting over the weekend on why I’m still feeling/thinking about it. I don’t like carrying that kind of energy around these days, […]
Kia ora e hoa mā, Welcome to 2019. Note to self: there is now zero tolerance for anyone writing 2018 in the date field. It’s truly been and gone. I know, we’re already nearly 70 days into the year, this is a late welcome. But for me, mid-February is when the new year feels real. Until […]
Happy day-after-Boxing-Day! I’m usually pretty lazy with this website and don’t post much other than the letters to my kids which I think are worth sharing. But I’ve committed to being more proactive at telling the stories I think add value. That’s not a new years resolution. It’s a now resolution. Like everybody, in every […]
When it comes to loved ones, spending money isn’t the same as spending time.
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And the army has to get the dragon and the dragon has to get the army and whoever climbs up the rainbow and slides down the fastest gets the golden trophy. – Huhana, four. Dear Huhana and Kāhu o te Rangi, Once upon a night, someone you know wrestled control of their life back from an […]
Shout outs to all my loved ones who are going through some stuff, and have put their hand up and said they need help. Whether it’s counselling, rehab, crying to a mate – reaching out takes strength, it shouldn’t, but that’s the world we live in until we change it. You’re inspiring others who might […]
“There are stories that you can write, and there are stories that you can’t write. And, in the end, you write the ones that you can, and that allows you to bear the ones that you can’t. There’s nothing, I think, particularly upsetting about that — it’s simply a strategy of survival. And it’s also […]