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October 12, 2014

Having opinions on these things come easily. Writing about them is only slightly harder. You take an opinion you have and back it up with fact, you consider other opinions and trounce it with other facts. Congratulations: you’ve got contrived yourself an argument

October 12, 2014

Manifest your emotions, desire, humour and passion in something you can hold, read or sing. Without these things, life would be pretty dull.

October 12, 2014

I am, as they say, a high-functioning dyslexic.

October 12, 2014

If you’re an All Blacks follower, these are phrases you’ve probably heard over the past week following the Men in Black’s heartbreaking 25–27 loss to South Africa on 4 October. However, such talk of New Zealand losing their stranglehold on international rugby is absolute gibberish.

October 12, 2014

People are beginning to turn their backs on SeaWorld, but not quickly enough. The apex predators are still performing three shows a day throughout the summer. One of their best tricks is to swim sideways around the pool with one flipper stuck in the air, waving at the crowd. The crowd waves right back.

October 12, 2014

Have you ever looked closely at the joins of her fingers? Specifically at the connection between her metacarpals and proximal phalanges. Two or three of them have these little bumps, protruding. Mum mentioned it was arthritis.

October 12, 2014

“So what can you actually do with your degree? Will you become a historian? Or work in a library? That’s what you do if you study history, right?”

October 12, 2014

E eke ana tātou ngā tauira Māori i ngā poutama mātauranga, kotahi anake te whainga paetae arā kia eke panuku, eke Tangaroa!

October 12, 2014

My mum and my dad felt that they weren’t ready to go through another pregnancy so soon, so Mum terminated it. In 1992, Mum and Dad did feel that they were ready, and so I was born.