Category Archive: celebrations

After the agony…

After the agony…

Sometimes I wish my Dad could see me now. He died back in 1990, so he’s been out of my life, in a physical sense, a …

 

Hello, house!

Hello, house!

We love our house. It’s more than our home, it’s part of our family. Sometimes when we come home we talk to our house. How you doing? How’s …

 

You’re not a swan

You’re not a swan

You know, sometimes the ugly duckling grows up to be … a duck. I was raised on the Hans Christian Andersen stories. My uncle’s name …

 

Grateful

Grateful

Christmas snuck up on me this year. I found myself wondering how it could be that time of year again so soon. Where did the …

 

Taking the long road home…

Taking the long road home…

Friday night. Some Friday nights you’re busting to get home. The weekend in all its splendor awaits, and you charge into the traffic, and before …

 

Matariki

Matariki

Sundown on the shortest day of the year – people are heading home on the longest night. In addition to being one of the shortest …

 

He cares for me

He cares for me

My body was under attack. For starters there was the constant pain on my left side that started in my back and moved to my stomach. …

 

Zoom!

Zoom!

Do you ever have one of those days when a number of plans, ideas, blue sky thinking, and general staring into space finally starts to …

 

Infinite arcs

Infinite arcs

The south coast. The sun arcs overhead. Waves rolling out like freshly floured pastry on the shore. The ancient traditions of worshipping on the sea …

 

Flash mobs

Flash mobs

I think half the city was involved in the ‘random’, ‘spontaneous’ flash mobbed Samoan haka in downtown Wellington today. I’m unsure whether it was a …