Posts by wendyf

  • Hard News: A message from The Fabians,

    Testing

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Muse: Guilt By Association Copy,

    So what's the man to do with his book? Burn it? Sell it? Soak it in Chlorogene?

    I'm not fascinated by KDC, though I must admit to a fascination with the desire/need to associate, or not, with him.

    I'm still appalled at the memory of helicopters and the whole gogogo scene at his house. I was appalled last night with the TV3 news, then nauseated by Gower.

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  • Hard News: Crowdfunding Time,

    Huge sigh!! It's only a small amount per month, but I've finally figured out how to do it. I once used Paypal, in 2012, with a different address, no longer used. For a simple old lady like me it's been just too much for me to work out - they wanted my old security questions. Favourite teacher ?I dunno. Favourite restaurant? Tee hee.

    So I've done an automatic payment from my bank, with an end date 1 year from now.

    PA has been too important in my life, especially since my lovely died, for me to think of not having it.

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  • Up Front: Floodland,

    I just logged on so I could post something after I read someone's comment about 'resilient' (I have loathed that word for the last 2 years), and now I can't think of anything to say. I'm feeling so sad, fighting unhelpful guilt because I live in Opawa, just around the corner from the river and the bridge. Guilt because, as with the quakes, my house is OK. I am OK. I had no idea about the flooding until I ventured out on Wednesday afternoon to post a parcel and was told about the canoe in the flood just down the road. And yes I know the guilt is irrational, but when I read Isobel, Hebe, and Ian and others I feel...helpless.

    I'm off for a walk to the church by the bridge to see what I can do.

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  • Up Front: Egypt: It's Complicated,

    Emma, thank you for all three stories. Egypt always fascinated me, as it did everyone I think. Hearing, as a kid, stories of the place from soldiers returned from the war (WW2 !!) fed a hunger to go there. But I never did, and now I guess I never will. But I feel I've seen something of the real place.

    Thank you.

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  • Hard News: Karen, and being kind,

    Thank you for sharing, Russell, and so warmly. And thank you to all who share here. I don't often post, but believe me - this place has done, and still does, much to remind me that there are Good People out there.

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  • Hard News: We're back!,

    Beyond excellent.

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  • Hard News: We need to talk about Len,

    Well said, Susan. I don't think much of his personal behaviour either. But the last few years have cheered me up, watching my old student days' city shed the will-we-won't-we return to trolley buses/ open up the harbour front/ celebrate diversity/ disease.

    I've had a niggle in the back of my mind about Sir Dove-Myer Robinson, so tonight I consulted Te Ara - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5r19/robinson-dove-myer Sure enough, Robbie was not entirely driven snow. But he Got Things Done.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The First Time,

    Oh. *that* kind of concert :-{{ But I'll tell you anyway. It was Lili Kraus and I was about 10. Just after WW 2. At Kawakawa in the King's Theatre. She was a German pianist. And just thinking about that day, when the whole school marched down to hear her, I can smell the dust and old cosmetics and cheap perfume that was always present. And I'm smiling at the magic of that day.

    Not a lot else happened in Kawakawa in those days, apart from the train going through the middle of the town.

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  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    Thanks, Deborah and Craig. Adjusting my head.

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