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Second chances

Second chances

More than a year has gone past since I last wrote here. I want to say it’s been a terrible year. But that’s not entirely true. The Hallmark sickly sweet side of me wants to pretend everything wants to say it turned out fantastic but that’s not entirely true either. The truth is the earth continued to rotate and the sun appeared in roughly the usual place and time, and life unrolled as it has for the last 100 million days.

 

Garden fresh

Garden fresh

When I was a kid my Dad created a highly productive vegetable garden. It was beautiful, but, sadly, we thought it was so mundane that …

 

355 – The Power of Tea

355 – The Power of Tea

Wrinkles are the tattoos we wear made with ink mixed from blood and charcoal made from the tree of life. How often in life do you …

 

343 – Extra OK

343 – Extra OK

Monday. I hear from my sisters. Finally some doctor engagement, and Mum *finally* gets a CT scan. Something is amiss – something good. Mum has …

 

341 – Winning wars

341 – Winning wars

Mum some how seems better this morning. This doesn’t make much sense, because she’s had a stroke. She somehow is hanging in – winning her …

 

288 – Going home

288 – Going home

Home. It’s a core idea for everyone. What it is, what it isn’t. Where you are, and who’s there. I’m heading down Thorndon Quay for …

 

144 – Everyday heroes

144 – Everyday heroes

My sister, Diana, and I were deep in conversation when one of her sonís, Mario, walked into the room. As an aside Diana has five …

 

143 – Holes in your stockings

143 – Holes in your stockings

My sister, Diana, and her husband, Miro, wanted me to come up to Auckland to be with them when they got the pathology results following …

 

081 – Hairy moments

081 – Hairy moments

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer Here baby, there, momma, …

 

024 – Peeling off the layers

024 – Peeling off the layers

My son Damian has fought off the big ‘C’ – leukaemia, to be more specific. He was only 10 years old when this insidious disease …