Barack Obama is new face of the democratic party in the US. An article from the Chicago Sun-Times leads with a story entitled "Evangelical? Obama's faith too complex for simple label Evangelical?" in which they asked him if he was an evangelical. His answer was quite cool. He continued his answer: "My faith is complicated … More Candidate for US President
"This generation will be remembered for three things: the Internet, the war on terror, and how we let an entire continent go up in flames while we stood around with watering cans. Or not." Bono [Hat Tip – Ben]
I was asked this question by one of my team the other day, and I thought what an awesome question. I had learnt things that day but looking back and reflecting on them helps me cement them in my mind. What did you learn today? Did you learn anything? Even something small? If you didn't … More What did you learn today?
"I don't think you have thought through this" were his words after I had told him that we didn't need to discuss an issue and that we would handle it on the day. He said it half heartedly, but he made a good point. He needed to talk about it. When I say "we'll discuss … More Saying things to wind people up.
When you look at this picture what do you see? What does it bring to mind? I found this rock/stone/pebble while sitting on the sea wall at the Tauranga Marina the other day watching the world go by. I wondered if the rock used to be a part of a bigger rock. I wondered if … More Is it a rock, a stone or a pebble?
They are going to and it is called iPhone. This is going to be a cool device. It combines a PDA, iPod & Phone into one. Super Hi-Res touch screen. This is one sexy little device. Will be released in US in June and probably not here until next year. [Hat tip: Rod Drury]
If you buy a Lighter then you would expect it to have gas in it – right? Well when I purchased one from the Oasis Superette in Papamoa it didn’t. I went back and they put it right for me without blinking. They were really helpful and its an enjoyable experience going to their store. … More A quest for an ingenious business
The camping ground that we are staying at as a strict no Alcohol policy. You CAN NOT bring alcohol onto the site. So imagine my surpirse when the hand gel in the toilets is alcohol based. You would think you could get a different kind of hand gel.
Today we (the Nicol family) started a traditional kiwi holiday at Papamoa. OK, given the fact I am blogging from our caravan, maybe its not quite as traditional as kiwi holidays used to be.
"In short I thought I would start shouting into the wind…" And with those words my blog began. Like most things in my life my blog has proven to be random, distracted thoughts. It comes and goes depending on my mood and has had three major changes to its look and feel. It will continue … More A review of my blog
"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives." William Dement – sleep researcher
A brief update on flying in the clubs other Alpha (ZK-WJH) which I flew this morning. I did some glide approaches then went solo in the Alpha. Observations– The stall warning seems to function heaps better in this plane. I only heard it when I expected to.– Only having two flap settings 10 & 35 … More Flying an Alpha 160A update