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Happy New Year

I have decided to re-invent myself. I figure that at my age and stage I need to do something new. I accept that this is all part of my mid-life crisis. At the risk of repeating myself, however, a mid-life … Continue reading

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It’s a New Day

In this dream, she stumbles blindly down a street of unfinished paving. A sound escapes her downturned mouth but it is hard to tell whether it’s humming or moaning. Passersby would be forgiven for thinking she was drunk. Her stiletto … Continue reading

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How NOT to make money

We sold cupcakes at a market today. Wanna know how much money we made? Yeah, me too. Let’s work it out. I feel like a schoolkid with a smashed piggy bank, pouring the contents of the money bag onto the … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser

So, I’ve started at a new school. I really wanted to be out of the classroom all day this year, but circumstances and my mortgage have conspired against me. When I left my previous school a year ago, I had … Continue reading

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The Great Trek

19 November 1997. We arrive at the airport with two suitcases, two carry-on bags, a portable cot and a fold-up pram. I am nervous and excited. Nervous to be going to a country I have never visited and am about … Continue reading

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When I was young…

I’ve been feeling really old this week. More than usual. And it has nothing to do with the fact that the realisation of being well and truly in middle age has dawned. It also has nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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The purpose of teaching

I was walking up Queen Street in Auckland city yesterday, having just been stood up for lunch, when I noticed an increased number of homeless people shaking cups or holding signs. I am used to seeing some when I catch … Continue reading

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