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Special time

It’s that special time of the year when people are asking themselves what to do about the social media accounts they’ve deactivated for the holidays. ‘Should I go back,’ they’re asking, ‘and if so when? Should it be soon or … Continue reading

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THE RADIO

I’m at my parents’ house for a few days. The radio is almost always on. It’s talkback radio. I think it’s Newstalk ZB. New Zealand’s #1 Talk Station. During the day, the talkback radio is overlaid with the tennis commentary … Continue reading

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Just clearing the energy here

This morning I hurt my hand from punching a wall. My upstairs neighbours have been noisy – stomping and crashing – and I feel like I’m coming a bit unstuck. I could have punched a pillow, but no – it … Continue reading

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Fan Art

I just came across this terrible artwork of Thom Yorke that I did when I was 16 and it cheered me up no end.  

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Discontinuation

tūī vaunting themselves through the tree their song drawing fear off me like steam making my heart dazzle like a windscreen being spattered with bugs * a memory of riding fast down the hill with purple light streaming into my … Continue reading

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Pressure valve

Would I have to carry the inflatable Spider-Man around with me at home, or only when in public? Both. You must carry it around at all times. —‘FAQ for Entering an Agreement to be Paid $5000 Per Month for Life … Continue reading

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Bird Brain

I can talk for a long time only when it’s about something boring.—Lydia Davis.   Years ago I was rushing to work on a rainy day. I was in the first few weeks of a new job. I wasn’t used … Continue reading

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… hello

It’s been the longest time since I’ve posted anything on my blog, and I’m feeling guilty about it, but I guess not guilty enough to do anything properly about it. I now think about this blog in the same way … Continue reading

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Driving

They tell me any idiot can do it and I tell them I’m not just any idiot, I am specific. Even when my lungs are bursting – properly bursting like things dragged up by that Russian deep-sea fisherman I keep … Continue reading

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On working, writing, and doubting

I wrote this speech for an event at the Michael King Writers Centre in November. The event was called ‘The Business of Writing: Making a Living Through Words’. I was super scared to say my speech, partly because it was … Continue reading

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