Tag Archives: vancouver

On Sharing and Rain

Miss Petra’s an affectionate lass. She’s keen for cuddles and kisses, and if you’re not careful, licking. She likes you to taste the particularly good bits of her food. And she gets right in your face for conversation and hanging … Continue reading

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Psychology of a Riot: Part Two

Just watched a bit of footage of some lads smashing up a young woman’s car during the violence in Vancouver yesterday. She bravely tried to fend them off, even though they all towered over her. A huge crowd stood around … Continue reading

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Psychology of a riot: They found it exciting

The wordpress daily question for today is: What would cause you to protest or riot for something? The question was triggered by the rioting in Vancouver after game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final yesterday.  But my feeling is that … Continue reading

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Wellington Quirks

Wellington may only be just over an hour away from Dunedin by plane, but it’s a whole other place. Different bugs, different weather, different houses, different culture. One of the things I notice as I drive around the town is … Continue reading

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Hey, ho, the wind and the rain

It turns out that the brain death I’ve been experiencing for the last few days is caused by the incredible morphing kindy cold Petra and I have been battling for the past couple of weeks. It’s morphed again and is … Continue reading

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Wellington Anniversary Day

One of the small oddities of being an ex-pat is that you never know when the public holidays will turn up, so you find yourself with unexpected long weekends. When I moved to Vancouver, I only found out that a … Continue reading

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Consent, or the lack thereof

I’ve just read a dismaying little article from yahoo.ca about a young woman who was drugged and raped at a high school party in a small town just outside Vancouver. The behaviour of those who did the drugging and raping … Continue reading

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