Recharge

Inspiration! Where you at?  I like to keep my writing candid so to be honest with you, it’s taken me a minute to put something out cuz there’s been no real stimulus! For the first time in a while I haven’t had an event to really get me excited/passionate/pissed off to the point I’m cranking […]

Starting Over

Three new starts in three years.  I’ve been excited for all three of them and equally just as anxious – leaving New Zealand to start an MEd at Lehigh in 2010, moving from there to the Midwest for an employment opportunity at Lourdes in 2012 and now moving back to New Zealand in a month […]

Free Spirits

I’m often told that I’m a ‘free spirit’.  I still don’t really know what that means – I tend to think of hippies smoking a pipe in a field.  The definitions I’ve come across range from being unique and courageous to being frivolous and just not giving an ess-h-i-t. Court:  Your son’s a very interesting […]

Spring Break

For a lot of students, Spring Break’s the time to go buckwild.  I was supposed to be in Honduras next week as part of a service trip for work but the powers that be had me cancel, argh!  Instead, I thought I’d reminisce about my time in Israel/The West Bank and repost a Top 10 […]

Youngins

This weekend was a pleasant reminder of how much we have to gain if we value the knowledge and experiences of those both older AND younger than us. I flew out to Vermont to catch up with my best buddy from Lehigh, Kester.  We studied in the same education grad programme.  Kezzy’s in his early […]

Time Out

Meet Josephina and Whitney. I’ve known Josephina [Boofty] for almost 10 years now through our studies.  We never had class together – I was at law school while she was on her way to becoming a chartered accountant but we were both heavily involved in the Auckland University Pacific Island Students Association.  That era right […]