Sitting on my Tongue (Confessions of a recovering keyboard warrior)

I have been nominated for awards for the patience and perservarance I have displayed when working with difficult people.  I know that I can sit and listen to others, I think if people understood how difficult that is sometimes I might perhaps deserve a medal.  Continue reading


Present Arms

Attention., present arms, slow march, shoulder arms, today is Anzac Day, all around the world people will gather to remember the sacrifices of the past. Here in New Zealand there has been a resurgence, not that long ago it seemed that this remembrance would die away like the Returned Service Men and Women who faithfully gathered on April 25th every year.  Continue reading

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