Archive | May, 2012

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FutureGov – New Zealand style

Last week saw the first New Zealand “FutureGov”. Hosted by Alphabet Media, this one day event was very similar to others that I have participated in and had the familiar mix of keynotes, rotating “themed” tables, and senior level participants. However, as I am learning with “all things New Zealand”, this was much more about […]

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An ANZ update… a white knight to the rescue!

So, after my venting yesterday I determined that the only way to progress things was to connect with a real human being, and be treated as a valuable customer. So I went in to see my wonderful bank manager Gerard Stitt at the ANZ Bank in North Sydney. With his usual calm and composure he […]

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Living in my world? I don’t think so ANZ

Death is a stressful and trying time for anyone, and most particularly for those left behind. I wrote about my mother’s death last year, and, for the last six months most of my waking hours have been spent dealing with the settling of her affairs. I have been supported by a wonderful team of legal, […]

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Plato’s cave, twenty first century style

Yesterday I had the very great privilege of partaking in the first ever “Poetry in the Cathedral Cave” presented as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012.  Readings in caves are probably as old as humanity itself, but this was a first for the Festival, and it certainly was quite something. It began with a […]

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Viva Europa!

Viva Europa!

Last weekend I attended the fourth of Julian Doogan’s “Living Myths” lectures in which he focused on the theme of “The Goddess and the Bull” throughout history. Doogan suggested that the persistence of these interacting images of the female goddess and the male “Bull” throughout human civilisation were as much a reflection of the increasing […]

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