Life New Zealand Poetry Social Change The Decline Wokeness

The week that is in reaction

Well, after Australia crashed out of the Rugby world cup,┬áthis weekend it was New Zealand’s turn. I had a certain sense of relief. The news had been taken over by rugby: life is more than that. When the game did happen (and we were losing) the one time there was a counter attack we could […]

Life Social Change The Decline


We need to start with a sad event: Rutger Hauer has died. I first saw him when I watched Blade Runner (I knew of Philip K Dick, but did not read the book until much later). The best version is the one without the monologue — the directors cut. Some people find this movie disturbing. […]