Tag Archives: Palmerston North

Art and science connect

I have been waiting for this weekend for, maybe, six months. A local science, technology and arts exhibition. And I enjoyed the little I saw. Typically, my daughter was singing and exactly the time the S+Art seminar was on, but … Continue reading

Posted in Art, creativity, Science | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Beauty of Passionate People

Saturday, I spent the day at the Manawatu Performing Arts Singing Contests.  I attended in the morning because my daughter was competing and so my wife and I were there supporting her. I decided to attend in the evening, to … Continue reading

Posted in community, creativity | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment


My experience is we all procrastinate. One thing I have learned is, action motivates. I am learning guitar, so play. I’m learning to write, so write. I am learning to photograph, so take the picture. What do you want to … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Beautiful, community, creativity, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

30×30 Challenge

We are happier, healthier;  just better, when we spend time outside: light, fresh air, wind, stars, moon-light, forest, individual trees, running water, a still lake, the roaring sea…  Outside is magic. This week I received my email from DavidSuzuki dot … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful, community | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weatbix Triathion

A week ago my daughter took part in the Weetbix Triathlon here in Palmerston North. A little under 2000 children between the ages of six and fifteen; swimming, biking and running. It was marvellously well organised, the day was sunny … Continue reading

Posted in community | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sustainability, Beauty and Libraries

Here where we live in Palmerston North the city library is described as the “living room of the city”. I think libraries are much more than that. My view is that libraries are magical repositories of the universe, full of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Beautiful, community, Science | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Official Manawatu Flash Mob Video – Let It Be – YouTube

Homo sapiens has been successful because we cooperate, and because we compete; that has resulted in an extraordinary acceleration of cultural evolution.  I would like to repeat, we are successful because we cooperate.  The story that we have to compete … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Beautiful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments