Retail Therapy

The title is ironic, if you really did need therapy for anything in New Zealand; one of the worst things you could do is go shopping.  I was watching the television news recently when the usual advertising messages came along all too often as they do here. I was being shouted at to buy some […]

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On Advertising

I heard someone the other day say “the bloody ad’s ruined it” while discussing some television program or other they found enthralling but was interrupted a number of times by breaks for advertising messages. They, as so many do, describe advertising as a whole with an expletive attached, which is a shame. There is much […]

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Signs of the times, Redux!

This is just a nonsense post to keep the pages ticking over or people will think I have run out of ideas. Well I have but lets keep up the illusion I have something worth saying on a reasonably frequent basis. If you knew me in person you would know that the gaps in my […]

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Now and then

I wrote a thing recently called formative years about how parents form the opinions of their kids largely by accident. This is an elaboration on that theme in a roundabout sort of way as it got me thinking about what life was like when I was busy having my mind accidentally formed. This is because […]

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Birthday post, nothing to do with my blogs birthday

It’s my blogs 1st Birthday today. That’s 18/06/2012 if you are reading this any other day. If you are thinking of doing one of your own, or are just a blog fan. I’ll start with why I started. 18 months ago I couldn’t have contemplated doing this. I was not in a great place in […]

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