The Casketeers

I was listening to National Radio the other day and one of the panel recommended a documentary called The Casketeers TVNZ the-casketeers. This is a peep into the life of a funeral firm in Auckland.   Continue reading


Another Birthday

This thing inside of me my heart, has still a few tricks for me yet. I had well all I can call it was an episode.  All I can remember is ghostly grey figures, and noise.  I was caught, an out of body  response almost, somewhere I summoned up the strength Continue reading

Taking it in my stride.

A blue grey sky and the sound of thunder remind me of my circumstance, the dusky smell of summer rain teases my nostrils, Continue reading


Just another word for nothing left to lose, so goes the lyric in “Me and Bobby Gee”. A nice catchy tune covered by  a lot of famous artists over the years. Kris Kristoffersen wrote the song, almost to order, Guy meets Girl, leaves Girl and regrets his decision, he reflected that Continue reading

Factum est quod Factum est (what’s done is done)

2017 is finishing, for me, not in a whiz bang fireworks way but with a kind of sad exhausted whimper. I look back over my year, bugger all written, a messy kind of separation, surgery, health challenges, village idiots and foil hat wearers ad nauseam.  Continue reading

Waiting for God (or dicing with death)

I have had the privilege last week of spending time with a group of men.  We were all in the Coronary Care Unit of our local hospital. We were all waiting for God in one way or another. Some of us have been closer than others.  When I first arrived, there were 4 of us who are 54.  We had discussions ranging from sex, Continue reading

Is Alfred Ngaro The Donald Trump of New Zealand?

Some five years ago I published a series of posts about bullying,

 Minister Paula Bennett published details about beneficiaries who criticised her. She gave misinformation to the Prime Minister about the Salvation Army in order apparently to support her position, Continue reading