Tag archive: Kiwi

First in the World

TweetThere are certain times of the year, the decade, the century, the millennium… when being at the start of the international date line gives one certain privileges. It’s an honour that belongs only to a few Pacific Island nations and the far reaches of the Russian continent.  New Zealanders like to make a fuss about…

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Dilemmas, Contradictions and Dichotomies – Living in a Complex Universe

Tweet  Me, I love a good dichotomy. It’s when I’m surest of all, that I’ve likely stumbled on something useful.  I think of a dichotomy as a kind of mind-bending contradiction; a higher order of contradiction that involves points of particular value. In the pursuit of our Vision and Purpose, we will especially find early on in that…

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Why I wrote a novel, and why I’ll write another.

TweetWhen one writes – especially something LONG that isn’t part of a thesis one HAS to finish – one does get to wonder WHY?  Why on earth did I start this?  Why am I carrying on?  And then: Why am I going to put myself through all this again? Initially, the adventure was almost entirely…

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A load of contradictory opinion about writing…

TweetA lot of people have an idea of writing a book one day. Indeed, it seems to be a bit of an urban myth among Kiwis, that we like to think we “have a book in us”. I love the saying in this poster; someone – an accomplished author – told me this early on,…

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