Posts by wendyf

  • Up Front: Adric and the Art of Asking,

    Emma - I feel punched in the gut at your news. One of those times I want to scream "Not fair!!!".

    I'm emanating positive thoughts to you, and I'll be reading your novel.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    BenWilson puts in nicely "Usually it's just the death business". Yes, Business, Commerce is what it's all about. All sing "Money makes the world go 'round"

    And thank you Marc C for putting up the link to Loretta Napoleoni.

    81 first column - thank you for explaining some of the information many of us need in discussing Middle East 'problems'.

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  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Thank you. All clear now.

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  • Hard News: A message from The Fabians,

    Testing

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  • 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.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We're back!,

    Beyond excellent.

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