Observations

What do you want to see in your selfie?

Do you enjoy having your photo taken? How often are you placed in that awkward situation where someone utters the word that sends shivers through …

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Nelson Mandela’s Fork in the Road

It’s noon on the 6th of December 2013 (New Zealand time) and I’ve just heard that Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of …

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Resurrection Year – Sheridan & Merryn Voysey

The story of Sheridan and Merryn Voysey’s journey towards a Resurrection Year is deeply moving, personal and full of grating anguish. While I had a hint of knowing what was in store, it can’t prepare you for the way in which Sheridan rolls out years of stumbling steps towards a broken dream.

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God’s Own Country – 100% New Zealand

New Zealand has always been God’s Own Country and its a title many would fear to compete for. While Aussie has a reef and the Yanks some hole in the ground they call a canyon, the Poms may have a Lake District and the Europeans rave about their mountains.

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Poem: God’s Own Country

Give me, give me God’s own country! there to live and there to die, God’s own country! fairest region resting ‘neath the southern sky, God’s own country! framed by Nature in her grandest, noblest mould; Land of peace and land of plenty, land of wool and corn and gold!

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Do we have Empathy with Suicide?

Sadly it was this same young man who didn’t seem to have a care in the world who didn’t turn up for work one Saturday morning. He had committed suicide the night before after his shift.

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