Recently I was sitting in a group of maybe 200 people who were asked if they were artists, and only four people raised their hand. I was one of the four ‘artists’ who put their hand up. Can I paint or sculpt or dance? No, not at all. Yet I am an artist, because at … More We are all artists
puz·zle (pŭz'əl) v. puz·zled , puz·zling , puz·zles To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter (verb. Tr) To be perplexed. (verb. Intr) Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling. (noun) Hey – They just wrote a definition … More 301 |365 Puzzle
Every year they move the Te Rapa dairy factory on the outskirts of Hamilton closer to the city. It’s a huge undertaking I know, and I never actually see how they do it, but the diary factory is now right on the city boundary. When I first moved to Hamilton it would take ages to … More 300 |365 Te Rapa Dairy Factory moves closer to city
My wardrobe. There are clothes that hang around within its depths that that may well predate Noah, but certainly are old enough to have lost whatever distant connection to fashion they may have had. I am about to be burdened again with the chore of buying new clothes (it’s a male thing). Burdened … More 297 | 365 Buying Clothes
So there I sit on a crisp clear winters day, eating lunch and watching the river flow soothingly by. As pleasant as the river is, all I can do is dream of being by the ocean, where I can taste the air. Where water is clean. Where the sights stretch beyond the riverbank and … More 292 |365 Dreaming of the ocean
Ironically I was walking to a meeting with our lawyers and saw this sign. I thought about showing them and telling them not to post me a bill. Wishful thinking…
Headed off the the Waikato Stadium for the Charities Commission Forum. Learnt a lot and have lots of action points and questions for the four charities I am involved in.
Waiting for a response can be like watching a clock slowly tick the seconds by. It can be frustrating and annoying when action is not happening. We can feel like we are wasting precious minutes, hours and days. At the moment I am waiting on a person to enable me to take the next … More 253 |365 Waiting
It’s winter. The 1st of June brings the official change in season, then the season lives up to its reputation and delivers rain. With the darker days comes much difficulty and a lack of energy for my 365 project. 251 days down, 115 to go.
Golf is one of many things in which I have a little bit of knowledge that I find impossible to apply to myself. When I top a ball, or push a ball, or hook a ball, I can explain why it is happening. I can even give pointers to other people. But do you … More 249 |365 Baby Golf
A study was conducted that reviewed all the weather forecasts in the US to see which one was the most accurate. They discovered that the most accurate weather forecast is this. “The weather tomorrow will be the same as today” It’s true. Its not completely accurate by any means, but it is more accurate than … More 242 |365 Tomorrows Weather
You may believe that rolling two dice all is chance. That guessing the combined number is luck. And to a certain extent you are right. However adding two dice to equal 7 is six times more likely than a rolling double 6. (1+6, 2+5, 3+4, 4+3, 5+2, 6+1 compared to 6+6) You may … More 233 |365 A lucky roll
I would not like them here or there, I would not like them anywhere, I would not like them cold or hot, I would not like them from this pot, I do not like green peas I do not like them Sam, now let me be
Sometimes strange things just need a mention. These guys rock up in their truck and put the tailgate down and with a guy on it and then drag it across the vacant lot across from us. The only thing I can think they were doing was trying to straighten the tailgate after buckling it … More 190 | 365 Stranger things have happened
The social life of a ping-pong ball sounds like an interesting thing to write about. After all ping-pong balls do get around. When they are moving, they move at pace. With a bit of spin they are reasonably hard to predict. There are even different classes of ping-pong ball, high-performance down to functional but … More 173 | 365 – A Ping-pong’s social life