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There is a surreality about existence in a time of civil crisis. We lived through the Canterbury earthquakes, moving through a dream that was a nightmare, and the feelings were vivid but then so quickly forgotten. The events, so meaningful at the time, blurred together and, afterwards, I wished I had kept a coherent narrative of my state and how our world changed, that would have pinned down my thoughts at each point in time and explained them to my future self. So now, in the face of COVID-19, I am going to set myself the task of documenting my experience, and forcing myself to keep on track through putting it out there for others to see, if my thoughts are relevant or interesting to them. In the words of our Prime Minister…let’s do this…

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Scales of change

I had a minor light bulb moment yesterday when talking with Chris’s sister, Lindie. I have offered pondered the problem of drivers of change for major issues – how much can or should the government do and how much change should be instigated and driven at the community level. In relation to climate change, IContinue reading “Scales of change”

Inflation & interest rates

It was time to pull out my crystal ball to contemplate the future of interest rates and inflation in New Zealand. I actually pulled it out a few times in the last 2 months, and meant to document my prediction of interest rate rises by the end of the year, but more other interesting thingsContinue reading “Inflation & interest rates”

Productivity

I found myself fuming today when I read about the Ministry for Business, Innovation Employment (MBIE) being a ‘telly offy’, in regard to people using software innovations to book slots in Managed Isolation Facilities (MIQ). A ‘telly offy’ (as defined by our household early in COVID times) is someone who comes from a rules-based perspectiveContinue reading “Productivity”

Third waves

It’s the 7th wave that is supposed to be the big one if you are at sea, or surfing. Let’s hope its not that way with COVID-19. Three waves appear to be more than enough for most countries, and by the seventh wave everyone will be extremely jaded with lockdown procedures. It is quite interestingContinue reading “Third waves”

Reactions and over-reactions

This week saw me variably succeeding and failing in some of those difficult personal conversations that happen all the time in close relationships. The COVID world has taken its toll on all our brains, as well as many bodies, and stress and anxiety are rampant. I was reminded of a first aid class in whichContinue reading “Reactions and over-reactions”

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