Inspirations: I have seen the sign, and it is funny

It’s a funny old world, if you look at it. Last weekend my wife and I found this in a café: Meanwhile my brother-in-law found this on a freeway while visiting Pittsburgh, and remarked: ‘I guess if it’s an emergency, it’s an emergency…’ Then there’s the sign I found in Napier, New Zealand – a significant gauge… More Inspirations: I have seen the sign, and it is funny

Writing inspirations: the Sydney writers’ walk

Last time I was in Sydney I made a point of tracing the Sydney Writers’ Walk – a series of plaques set into the paving around Circular Quay. It’s different from the Wellington writers’ walk. The Wellington walk celebrates local New Zealand writers. In Sydney the flavour is more international – though most have connections… More Writing inspirations: the Sydney writers’ walk

Writing inspirations: the Wellington writers’ walk

Take a stroll around the waterfront in Wellington, New Zealand, and it’s not hard for writers to find inspiration. On any sunny weekend this two-kilometre stretch of wharf and water frontage, backed by the national museum, boating harbours and the high-rises of Wellington city, buzzes with people. Every one of them has their own story,… More Writing inspirations: the Wellington writers’ walk

‘Obamacare’ and the healthy uses of applied Christianity

It will be interesting to see what happens to ‘Obamacare’ in the US, recently upheld by court order, and the closest US citizens have come to the universal state funded health care common in other western nations. Here in New Zealand, we have had universal state-funded health care since 1938. It was part of a package… More ‘Obamacare’ and the healthy uses of applied Christianity