Open Letter to Kate Bolduan

210 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes and 46 seconds Kate, that's how long you have been warming my heart, eyes, ears and mind! sassy ˈsasi/ adjective informal   lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky. I genuinely believe Merriam Webster, Collins and Oxford all got together one day and defined 'Sassy' specifically for you. Seriously though, please do … Continue reading Open Letter to Kate Bolduan


When men were men

In New Zealand, before 1970 men were men and women were grateful. Pakeha New Zealand was barely 100 years old,  the blood of the pioneers persisting, pumping thick and strong. The land was still being tamed;  work needed sinew and muscle not fingers and pens. Apron strings were still heavily tied to the Mother Land … Continue reading When men were men

Old Time Rock and Roll

Earthquake Alley They say Oklahoma in the USA is Earthquake Alley - and supposedly it's a result of fracking! Well tell me, who the hell is fracking around with our Terra Firma? Last night we received an unwelcome reminder about why Kate, Maddie and I left Christchurch in August 2011. Evidently New Zealand's South Island … Continue reading Old Time Rock and Roll