Life of Pi

We’re awaiting our fate at 4pm. Although we’ve had enough spoilers to kill any climactic announcements. Even the kids are asking about daily numbers, whether when we’re going to plateau, and whether Jacinda really means it when she says a couple more weeks at the strictest lockdown level. I’m not alone in my reaction to … More Life of Pi

Looking Beyond

My day started with Cosmic Yoga. The poses were familiar. The young British presenter in a pink troll costume with an energetic screech to her voice was not. This was followed by a quick course of Let’s Dance, hip-hopping around my lounge with Sophie. Meanwhile Ruby’s mastering the difference between kinetic and potential energy and … More Looking Beyond

Staying Alert

We’re on alert. And this time I’m not talking about the virus or any of its variants. Over the last month we’ve followed compliantly into a mini lockdown. One of the more unusual birthdays I’ll experience. And now Aucklanders are in the midst of a long week of caution, to wait out what our Director … More Staying Alert

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may be a North American tradition, but it feels like a familiar acquaintance from the past. One we should get to know better. The notion of pulling together family and friends, celebrating togetherness around wholesome food, and doing nothing more than stopping to give thanks. That feels like the perfect picture for a Christmas … More Thanksgiving