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This is American. If you are from Australia, hear it in an Austalian accent and apply it to our society, our schools, our young people, our children…and see what you think. Thanks to Wes Fryer for including this on his site.

Young people and performance

This is American. If you are from Australia, hear it in an Austalian accent and apply it to our society, our schools, our young people, our children…and see what you think. Thanks to Wes Fryer for including this on his site.

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It’s time again. And good to say happy Mardi Gras to all. And to celebrate the celebration and remember the serious stuff behind it all. Buffed bodies not withstanding. Looking at some Youtube stuff lately it was disturbing to see comments about ‘fags’…the word used with no sense of humor or irony. So for the

Mardi Gras

It’s time again. And good to say happy Mardi Gras to all. And to celebrate the celebration and remember the serious stuff behind it all. Buffed bodies not withstanding. Looking at some Youtube stuff lately it was disturbing to see comments about ‘fags’…the word used with no sense of humor or irony. So for the

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I really like this little ad. Yes, my boy has red hair so that’s probably part of it, but I also like it because: Standing up for some-one else doesn’t necessarily even require a single spoken word Here standing up for someone leaves the supported person with their dignity intact, their sense of self enhanced,

Looking after each other

I really like this little ad. Yes, my boy has red hair so that’s probably part of it, but I also like it because: Standing up for some-one else doesn’t necessarily even require a single spoken word Here standing up for someone leaves the supported person with their dignity intact, their sense of self enhanced,

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I thought I should start with my own. Taking my 4 year old to school on the back of my bike. We turn to go up the curb and the hill slopes to my right. My right foot sticks in the bike stirrup and we start to topple down hill. Franticly I wiggle the foot

Saving children

I thought I should start with my own. Taking my 4 year old to school on the back of my bike. We turn to go up the curb and the hill slopes to my right. My right foot sticks in the bike stirrup and we start to topple down hill. Franticly I wiggle the foot

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Let me tell you why I am putting these two vids up on my website. This first one because: 1. It’s about something important.  Ie encouraging people to get involved in the process of democracy 2. It does this in a really engaging way 3. The hiphop stuff is just sheer brilliance in itself. This

Doin it!

Let me tell you why I am putting these two vids up on my website. This first one because: 1. It’s about something important.  Ie encouraging people to get involved in the process of democracy 2. It does this in a really engaging way 3. The hiphop stuff is just sheer brilliance in itself. This

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Whether you love Richard Florida or love him less, he does say interesting things from time to time. In ‘Rise of the Creative Class’ he has the following to say…. ‘As we have seen, most people do not quest after some workplace zen:They desire challenging work, good pay and reasonably competent management that does not

The creative class again (Is that us?!)

Whether you love Richard Florida or love him less, he does say interesting things from time to time. In ‘Rise of the Creative Class’ he has the following to say…. ‘As we have seen, most people do not quest after some workplace zen:They desire challenging work, good pay and reasonably competent management that does not

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Ian Plowman, helpful and friendly person that he is, sent me an email in response to me referring on my website, to the terrific research he has done about what helps country towns flourish. I have cut and pasted Ian’s email below. Interesting stuff. And I am always keen to think about what these specific ideas mean

The (possibly) weird and the definitely wonderful

Ian Plowman, helpful and friendly person that he is, sent me an email in response to me referring on my website, to the terrific research he has done about what helps country towns flourish. I have cut and pasted Ian’s email below. Interesting stuff. And I am always keen to think about what these specific ideas mean

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More from Wes Fryer about censorship and the net, on what we can do, might do, should do, shouldn’t do…and picking the right response for the right event. Blogging on 28th Jan 2010 Wes talks of an event in America that I didn’t know about. And what he has to say is this: Today’s USA

The net again and censorship again

More from Wes Fryer about censorship and the net, on what we can do, might do, should do, shouldn’t do…and picking the right response for the right event. Blogging on 28th Jan 2010 Wes talks of an event in America that I didn’t know about. And what he has to say is this: Today’s USA

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Doncha just love a playground where our kids can be exposed to the whole range of fun things to do with their bodies?

Playgrounds

Doncha just love a playground where our kids can be exposed to the whole range of fun things to do with their bodies?

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It’s noticeable. The indigenous presence can be noted, if not everywhere, then constantly and in many places.Simplistic and lipservice? Or simple and respectful? I kinda like it.

Indigenous presence in Aotearoa

It’s noticeable. The indigenous presence can be noted, if not everywhere, then constantly and in many places.Simplistic and lipservice? Or simple and respectful? I kinda like it.

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