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Super Ben

After Mackerel Man’s debut the other week, his son was quick to request a drawing of himself as a super hero (minus the fishiness). I had a bit of free time on my hands sooo…


Tolerance Isn’t Tolerance Unless It Hurts

When a Christian fundamentalist decides to accept and love his gay son (and his son’s partner), I know I’m looking at real tolerance. Because it’s easy to be open-minded about things you deem trivial; it’s much harder to be open-minded about things you care about. 389 more words

Activists & Activism

San Diego Trippin'

I took a spur-of-the moment trip to San Diego to visit good friends Mary and Rob this weekend.  Despite their busy summer schedules, they welcomed me into their home and showed me around town. 565 more words

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Old Thorndon - fresh off the press, updated and enlarged

For the past  few  months I have been working with the wonderful Wellington printer, Wayne Mallo of Valley Print in Petone, to produce an updated and enlarged version of my book “Old Thorndon : Four Walkaways through Wellington’s Historic Thorndon.” (Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and Thorndon its oldest suburb, still breathes an air of the past.) 154 more words



Question: How to answer a frequent user of the phrase GET OVER IT to her friends, family and children. It seems to be her “go to phrase” that totally stops the conversation? 320 more words