The Scottish Play

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” – Macbeth Act IV, Scene I

It’s nearly 30 degrees Celsius with 100% humidity here in NZ at the moment.  It’s muggy, my washing won’t dry, and my awesome weekend plans got washed away like the rain in a drain. So to take comfort, I decided to treat myself to an evening of murder, tyranny, and political ambition. Continue reading “The Scottish Play”

Humanity, hangovers and basket weaving…

“Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human” – Desmond Tutu

Today I ventured to Mount Eden where the Ubuntu Market was taking place. For those reading who are not familiar with the word Ubuntu, it’s a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”, but which is often also translated as “humanity towards others” Continue reading “Humanity, hangovers and basket weaving…”

#64 Gasping

Last night I went to see a local production of Gasping, held at the lovely Dolphin Theatre in Onehunga (the venue I discovered at a training seminar a few months ago)

Gasping is a production by UK comedian Ben Elton, and tells the tale of advertising executives who discover the ‘suck and blow’ machine which can extract oxygen from the air, and who then start marketing air to the consumer. Starting innocently enough with ‘designer air’ for executives, things escalate until air is being stockpiled, the market prices tumble, and people are literally ‘gasping’ for a lungful.  Continue reading “#64 Gasping”

#59 Discovered Stretch Music

Without music, life would be a mistake – Frederich Nietzsche

This weekend I took my (almost) monthly trip to Hawke’s Bay to see some friends. I like to visit when I can since I moved to Auckland so that my friends don’t forget my face. Continue reading “#59 Discovered Stretch Music”

#53 World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”— Alfred Stieglitz

Today’s new thing was a visit with a friend to see the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017.

The exhibition – which is currently in Auckland – displayed photos highlighting current affairs issues from around the world, most notably the war in Syria and the refugee crisis. Continue reading “#53 World Press Photo Exhibition 2017”