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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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Waiting for a train

It is 1917. A young woman stands on the platform. Her well-worn brown lace-ups have travelled endless paths to and from the gate. Now they do not move. They simply wait. A train approaches. She feels her heart beat faster, … Continue reading

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Boots in spring

The weather sucks. It’s supposed to be spring. You know, the time when you feel a change in the air. When you dust off your walking shoes and then vacuum up said dust. When lambs get frisky and you think … Continue reading

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Kill your darlings

You know what the hardest thing is about writing? It’s having to not use all the words you know. Over years of avid reading and a love for language, I have accumulated a lexical cornucopia, a plethora of parlance. Now … Continue reading

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Send in the clowns

A short play in one act, one scene. Scene 1: A dark staged forest with cardboard trees. Player one enters from stage left. P1: Okay I’ve had enough. Yoo hoo! I said I’ve had enough! Player two enters unseen from … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to make your own

Trying to decide what to eat for lunch today, I resisted the temptation to reach for one of the chocolate brownies I made last night. I thought back to when I followed the Liver Cleansing Diet and how much I … Continue reading

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Anyone got a bridge for sale?

Technically, it’s still winter, but the sun is shining. That makes everything better. I had a gap in teaching today so I went and bought a coffee (fair trade, I might add). I parked down at the beach and watched … Continue reading

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