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things i’ve seen

A candles flicker goes unnoticed on sunshine filled days, yet as tiny as it is, it brings comfort on a cold powerless night. Powerless in more ways than one. In these past weeks there is  much I’ve seen, so many flickers of light. Hope, like a trick candle that refuses to be extinguished.   Things

ring the bells that still can ring

I’m sitting in a beautiful wooden chapel, in a city filled with rubble. Events still on everyone’s mind, as evidenced by the nervous murmur that ripples across the audience as a gust of wind brings creaks & groans from above. Yet in the midst of a chaotic week, a city in chaos, a city grieving,

earthquake proof bubbles

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I’m trying to write two posts at once. You see I don’t want to leave this one up for long without following it up. It’d be to depressing. One post is much happier. It’s not this one.   For those readers who don’t know me, I live in Christchurch, we’ve had 2 destructive quakes in

Are You Not Entertained?!

“Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?!”,  Maximus yells at a spellbound crowd. “Are you not entertained?” He yells at me through the screen as I sit on my comfy seat . “Are you not entertained?”, he yells at row upon row of those sitting passively in the theatre  munching on popcorn. Yes I

Dear Me

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“what are you doing about it”.   After Dear church, Pink & the President, that’s what I’m left with.   “what are you going to do about it”.     So I get to thinking, wouldn’t it be cool to have a place, a house, a flat with some like-minded people who wouldn’t mind if I

Dear Church, Pink & Mr President

I’ve heard Pink’s, “Dear Mr. President” , a couple of times over the last few days, I like it. It’s a powerful song, one line gets me every time, take the time to listen to it…   It’s common – maybe because it’s easy – to look to someone else to solve the worlds problems. The President’s

Wasichu: not for the faint of heart

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you’ve been warned Nothing I can say can set this up, moving, powerful, challenging, and not enjoyable at all…. well worth watching.   I don’t know what the appropriate response to this is, I don’t know if their is an appropriate response. It surprises me what we are capable of. It blows my mind what

my iPhone challenge

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I don’t want to buy an iPhone… or didn’t for a long time. You see a good percentage of my friends immediately became dicks upon purchasing their iPhone, I didn’t want to be one of those people… I still love you.   But then I needed an mp3 player, the last one I had ended

tree hugging conspiracy

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As with any conspiracy it starts with little whispers. This is a little whisper. Just a tiny step in the grand scheme of things, certainly nothing ground breaking, certainly no revolution… not yet anyway. But a step non the less, and a step no matter the size is progress and for me, a step in

Slow Hunch

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I love the creative process, be it a photo, stencil, poem or blog post. From the formation of an idea – ideas are almost like particles flying around the universe until they collide  & like the big bang, out  of almost nothing comes something – through the ideas evolution, to the satisfaction of viewing its