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Ruminator: Rape & NZ culture

I expanded the first chunk of that last post into a longer piece for the Ruminator: Rape is easy here. It’s another example of how I’m using the existence of the Ruminator as a prompt and motivator for a different style of writing, with a different set of goals. (e.g. I write here often for […]

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Ruminator: Pink vs Blue

Yesterday turned out to be an interesting day. There was winning at basketball, which happens rarely enough these days that it’s a happy moment indeed. There was completing the serialisation of “in move”, my teenage-boys-in-the-Hutt novel, about which more soon (I need to get the ebook version prepared for release). There was getting a heat […]

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Quick Shots

I miss being able to blog about things in the world. Writing here helps me process and understand things. My comprehension of reality has reduced while I’ve been busy. Anyway, to spare you lengthy tortured posts, here’s some quick thoughts. Shipwreck: A ship on a reef leaking oil, and the election just changed again. Our […]

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Birthday & Akira

Facebook just reminded me that it’s my birthday shortly. I was genuinely surprised. In past years I’ve asked people to gift me with a favourite quote, or indeed with any old quote, and add it in comments. This year I’m going to ask you to contribute a link on Friday, to the usual Friday Linky […]

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Online Stocktake

This weekend I got to turn a virtual acquaintance into a real-world one (heya Andrew) (also heya Phil) and it got me thinking about where I exist on the internet at the moment. Obviously: From The Morgue, formerly part of the additiverich collective and now a member of the isprettyawesome crew. Here is for thinking […]


“Delete my comment”

Back in July I received an email from someone I didn’t know asking to delete a comment on this blog. The comment dated back several years, to a post where I’d attacked a business, and the owner of the business turned up to argue his perspective (which, I thought, he did with integrity and aplomb, […]


Absence Note

Sorry, still busy. Instead, go read Hot Topic’s examination of the NZ climate change denier legal action against a govt. funded science centre. (Part 1) (Part 2) Or Sonal’s spirited attack on the Bechdel Test. Other suggestions welcome in comments.

Why am I here?

The illustrious David R, proprietor of for most of the last decade, is pulling down the blinds. I have migrated over here to, which is run by Svend – who is, happily, another member of the posse. So I gotta thank Svend for generously welcoming me to his isprettyawesome crew. And I […]

I’m pretty awesome

So here I am, in my new digs at – hosted by the lovely Svend. And it’s all pretty good so far.

Running To Keep Up

Ach – January was already really busy, and thanks to an email received this morning it’s now insanely busy. Blogging is low down the totem pole, so this 2010 beginning has been something of a false start. All this busy is good stuff, though. Very happy. More when I can, including explanations.