Category Archives: General

Childhood Science Fiction: Ice Cream

The 1970s were a time when every cool science fiction show had an ice cream or ice block (lolly). There were stickers and games associated with them too. Here are a few I remember.

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Questions to speakers

The article is about questions from the audience at literary festivals but could also apply to academic conferences. Over the course of the weekend, I attended seven hour-long events, which means I sat through 105 minutes of audience questions. That’s … Continue reading

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New reading: RedEdits – Geoff Cochrane

On the strength of following The Spinoff’s regular “The Friday Poem” where I read The Friday Poem: ‘Overheard’ by Geoff Cochrane I purchased the 2017 collection of his poems RedEdits published by Victoria University Press. So far, my favourite poem … Continue reading

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A video tour of Evan’s Bay and Porirua’s characterful boat sheds – thisNZlife

Lovely little ‘slice of life’ short film about the boat sheds in Evan’s Bay and the Porirua habour, and some of the people who use them. thisNZlife: A video tour of Evan’s Bay and Porirua’s characterful boat sheds Both locations … Continue reading

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2017 Loading Docs – Diversity

Loading Docs is a site I’ve blogged about before which showcases short documentary films from Aotearoa New Zealand. The 2017 films are now up on the site (along with all the previous years). The 2017 collection is themed around Diversity … Continue reading

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Moving books

Probably the most important thing I’ve read so far this year. The Book Hoarder’s Guide to Moving Across the Country Probably needs how to add to move DVDs and comics too. (Comics are hard to pack and are heavy in … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016

Last post of 2016, a year with about 700 days of life experience compressed into 365 days. Mistakes were made; lessons were learned. Some projects unborn or uncompleted, other projects unforeseen in 2015 brought to fruition. Various companions on the … Continue reading

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Loading Docs 2016

A selection of short documentaries from the Loading Docs 2016 collection, hosted by Radio New Zealand. RNZ is proud to present three short documentaries from Loading Docs 2016. Watch all here, including one that delves into a friendship in transition. … Continue reading

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On parenting

Have been thinking a bit about this during the week, and especially so having just dropped my daughter off at the wharf to go sailing with her classmates on the Spirit of New Zealand for the next five days or … Continue reading

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Melbourne for a bit

Currently visiting family in Melbourne for a few days. A few snaps (from different locations) of the cricket/footy ground right outside my folk’s place. Nice to see and hear the cricket game yesterday afternoon. Melbourne – Jan 2015 VIEW SLIDE … Continue reading

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