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Day job writing #5

Day job writing #5

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Things I done wrote #4
8 June, 2016
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Things I done wrote #4

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Me talking about Christchurch

Me talking about Christchurch

Okay, so that blog post I wrote about mental health in post-quake Christchurch got an amazing amount of attention with people sharing it willy nilly and generally agreeing that it was right on the money.

Things I done wrote #3

Things I done wrote #3

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Things I done wrote #2
11 November, 2015
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Things I done wrote #2

Another digest of recent day job writings Interviews Courtney Barnett: Touring and reading Chatting with New Zealand’s Threatened Species Ambassador History Charles Reginald Shaw: Father, surveyor, farmer Commemorating peaceful protest – Parihaka

Things I done wrote
22 October, 2015
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Things I done wrote

A digest of day-job writings I’ve produced recently – Reading and literature High-rise: J. G. Ballard’s vertical zoo Patricia Grace: On Belonging Modern Modem Romance History Oxford to Oxford: The emigration of Henry Smith Land is the very soul of a tribal people Popular Culture Twenty years of Darcy’s wet shirt Long ago in a […]

Nerds, assemble!

Nerds, assemble!

Late last year, via Twitter I heard of an unusual event taking place and as soon as I heard about it, even as tired and sleep-deprived as I was, I knew I was going to have to organise a babysitter

HAPA Design Store: Loving the local

HAPA Design Store: Loving the local

I’m a city kid. I grew up in Linwood which, though not in the middle of town, is only a 10-15 minute bus ride to Cathedral Square (back when Cathedral Square did double duty as transport hub and spiritual centre of the city).

26 May, 2014
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Marcus Chown Interview

Several years ago I had the opportunity to interview Marcus Chown, author, Science big-brain, and thoroughly pleasant individual.

  • "No, I'm not Mike the pogo stick." David Lynch has nothing on a 3 year old talking to his Lego.,
  • Forgot about so here's a drunk one. ,
  • Kay Eff Seeeee! ,
  • You know you're I'd when you get drunk and all you want to talk about is infrastructure. ,
  • Someone just asked me if I wanted another drink and in answer I raised my arms up and sang "baaabysiitterr". So that's where we're at.,