“Cycling is all about freedom”

A story about one man’s efforts to help combat climate change through his passion for bicycles.

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I am taking up Mindfulness in 2019

There is something about the New Year that makes one want to throw off the old and embrace the new. To me a New Year represents a blank sheet of paper upon which I can…

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Reflect on your 2018 achievements

I am a firm believer that you cannot look forward without looking back and taking stock. We are the sum of our experiences. Our psychological DNAs collect our experiences, our joys and disappointments and make…

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‘Nothing Matters’?

MSNBC, the American news channel, analyses Trump’s overuse of the phrase ‘Nothing Matters’ in his numerous attempts to deflect attention away from his actions to hack away at democracy. The conclusion reached is that facts…

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Living in the shadow of Silicon Valley – a short documentary

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Do carers get a festive break?

This blog post is a personal anecdote of my Christmas Day which really got me thinking about how on earth personal carers i.e family members cope on a daily basis for a loved one. I did…

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Why on earth did Stephen Lloyd stand for election?

I was originally going to title this blog post ‘Stephen Lloyd – principled or perverse?’. I changed the titled on quick reflection because there is no two ways about it. He knew what the Lib…

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Murder in ‘paradise’

The photo above hangs in my dining room and evokes lovely memories of my holiday to Auckland 10 years ago. My daughter played on Devonport beach as a 9 year old. We had soft sand,…

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Don’t ‘White select’ my experience of racism

This morning I watched Piers Morgan on TV lecturing/hectoring two Black men about how what they think and experience as racism is, simply, not true in his esteemed White opinion. Piers Morgan was speaking over…

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Confronting fear and anxiety

The Five Truths About Fear by Susan Jeffers FEAR TRUTH #1 The fear will never go away as long as you continue to grow! Every time you take a step into the unknown, you experience…

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Are dead American Presidents beyond reproach?

Is there ever a right time to criticise a dead person? Should a reasonable amount of time pass before critics start eulogies that don’t smell of roses? Are public figures open season whether dead or…

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Putting context around sexism doesn’t make it better

A prestigious sporting prize is awarded to a female footballer for the first time. At the awards ceremony, she is asked about her dancing talent instead. Not only is she asked some innocuous comment about…

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