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Horrible Thing

For some reason, Nero and the Velvet Underground were connected. My brother and his partner were renting a house in Sandringham from RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler, who arrived to fixed the roof just as they were starting to have a party.   135 more words


Hemingway vs. Lee: The six-word story battle royale

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway once crushed his friends in the literary equivalent of an arm-wrestling contest by writing this gut-punching six-word story on a napkin: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” 26 more words


Deserving love

I recently rediscovered a quote from English writer Zadie Smith’s debut novel White Teeth, whose tone is kindred to the Singer’s reflections on love and what “good” people deserve. 711 more words


"shit happens a lot and it’s terrible and I’m sorry"

Local playwright and blog/columnist Emily Kaye Lazzaro wrote about a recent encounter with an overheard conversation that took her on a journey similar to the Singer’s in… 532 more words


Room 101 for Parents

A few weeks ago, I was discussing this blog with Sarah. I was all puffed and proud about having done one hundred posts (champagne, bunting, cheers, tickertape parade, concert held in my name with artists from many nations, etc) 3,421 more words

Parental Heroism (or Lack Of)

Thought for the day

Anyone who doubts the depth of the tragedy of the commons should try using a roadside portaloo during the high summer holiday season.

Thought For The Day

Hospital Job - Never Get Cold

Artist: Hospital Job
Album: Never Get Cold
Release: October 30, 2015
Our Take: “Stream It”

It’s hard to jump away from the initial reactions of “pop-punk.” There’s a lot of stereotypes that need to be let go and a lot that need to be understood, especially in such a broad genre. 399 more words

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