Technology Sabbath tomorrow. See you all on Sunday. Remember the words of Pope Francis: “The internet… is a gift of God.” So be nice. That was my tweet last Friday evening. I quite often send out something similar each Friday, because most Saturdays our family has a Technology Sabbath. We do our best to have… Read More Bugger the detox, have a Technology Sabbath
Absolutely classic disassembling of a very creepy Trade me advert. Nice work, well worth a read.
My wife and I went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on a date night. It got some bad reviews for being banal and saccharine, so I was prepared to be disappointed (incidentally, that is a great way to go in to see a film). I was not. I loved it. Reviewers who disliked it criticised the… Read More My Secret Life as Walter Mitty
In the Comments section of my last blog on pōwhiri, I and others have had a spirited debate about tradition, colonisation, and gender roles. One of my assertions is that the pōwhiri has been subject to colonisation and transformed by the experience. I wanted to follow up on this and consider what may have happened… Read More Pōwhiri is a reinvented tradition
In a pre-match warm-up for this election year, the Speaker and the NZ Herald have stretched their conservative credentials by cleverly feigning outrage at both the misogynistic and outdated cultural processes of Māori people and the spectre of political correctness that requires Parliament to follow those very processes. All of this apparently began at the… Read More Pōwhiri have a purpose; and it is not to dominate women
Every day we are bombarded by images of horror. Violence and death on a scale that might cause you to ask if there is something fundamentally flawed in our make-up. Somewhere deep down, do we actually desire our own destruction? Well, have a careful look at this graph: That is not an error. There has been a… Read More Everywhere I look, peace is breaking out