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Movements in May

By | 2019-06-03T10:27:48+12:00 June 1st, 2019|Adventure, Roundups|

Indi turned 13, and it was wonderful. Thirteen years ago, my daughter was born. At the precise moment of the anniversary of her birth, it also happened to be the precise moment of the New Moon. This magical woman stood at the center of a sacred circle, as she left childhood behind. Maiden, Mother, and [...]

6 Highlights from April

By | 2019-05-15T10:40:14+12:00 April 30th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

1. Easter egg hunts Since we are in the Southern Hemisphere, the Spring celebration of Ostara falls in the Fall. It's odd, having the traditional spring easter-egg-hunt while the weather is turning colder, but it was till fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDU_Qt6dN5E We plan on celebrating half-holidays, so we will celebrate Easter 2 2019 in the springtime. Stay [...]

Time changes

By | 2019-04-08T09:58:17+12:00 April 8th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

It is April in New Zealand, and we 'fall back' with our clocks this season. This used to be a cause for celebration, getting an extra hour of sleep, but now I have to mentally readjust my distance from the Northern Hemisphere for the 3rd time (so far) this year. My difference from Pacific Time [...]

Working while weary

By | 2019-03-04T19:49:16+12:00 March 4th, 2019|Introspection, Roundups|

I'm working hard, and it's hard on me. When I’m working from home, I’ve found it helps me get more productive to change out of my pajama pants, and into pants with pockets and a belt. I guess it really gets my ass in gear. But I've had to work from bed many days in [...]

2019 starts swiftly

By | 2019-02-04T16:11:57+12:00 February 4th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

January is always a burly month; I've got a birthday or two to celebrate, plus my youngest son's birthday; there's new resolutions and annual reviews, habits quickly getting derailed, and clients off on holiday. This year, we also had family move to New Zealand with us! On my very birthday, they landed at the Wellington [...]

Summer Christmas

By | 2018-12-27T09:21:56+12:00 December 14th, 2018|Family, Roundups|

Having a summer Christmas in New Zealand is odd. Like the whole world is turned upside-down. Which, I suppose in the Southern Hemisphere, it is. The sun rises before 6 am, and sets after 10. The longest day of the year is next week. It's disorienting to have our traditional Winter holiday as the beginning [...]