When Dame Susan Devoy was appointed as Race Relations Commissioner in March 2013, I was critical. Along with others, I was outraged at other highly qualified candidates being overlooked. I sat forward on my seat in her first few interviews, hoping for blood, and was duly awarded with Devoy’s inept and confused performances that emphasized her lack… Read More Thanks Susan Devoy, I think you’re doing a great job
My four children are sitting in our lounge watching “Frozen”. Again. The fire is roaring away, and they’re relaxed and quiet. I’m having a beer (a Founders 1981 IPA, I recommend it), and our dinner is bubbling away on the stove (turns out the kids didn’t like it). My wife is working on her diary. Tonight… Read More Gaza, Gaza, I have longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings
Carl Jung was an early twentieth century psychologist who had a profound effect on the development of our understanding of the mind. His work on the ego, the personal and collective unconscious, extroversion and introversion are all well worth reading. As part of his work on the collective unconscious, Jung also developed our understanding of… Read More NZ’s war against children
Labour released a very impressive domestic violence policy today. They have committed to putting $60 million over four years into frontline services, primary prevention and education. They’ll provide specialist advice and reform in the justice sector to put the victim at the centre of the process. They’ll look at how to strengthen current processes around protection… Read More I’m sorry for being a man: sorry boys, it is all men.
TEDx Tauranga is on July 18, so I am a little addicted to TED Talks at the moment. In the scale of things, this is an inoffensive addiction. This evening I watched a TED Talk by Simon Anholt about the Good Country Index. If you have 15 minutes, I recommend his talk: We are in the… Read More This year, vote with me for a good country