Left…Right

I wonder how different our elections – and our governments – might be if we abandoned the metaphors Left and Right.  In English, as in French and Latin, right  is seen as good (right, droit, dexter), left as somehow inferior (left, gauche, sinister) Why should these labels, left and right,  be used in politics in Aotearoa in the […]

Arts on Atiu

We discovered amazing artistic talents on Atiu. While chatting to an elderly couple at the local store, Nga and Paiere Mokoroa, we  were invited to visit and see Nga’s exquisite heritage tivaivai  (a type  of patchwork quilt developed in the Cook Islands). We also visited Andrea Eimke, a German woman who set up Atiu Fibre Arts studio […]

random thoughts and questions…

“War, as we know, is the greatest game that there is. But we want other more peaceful games, not only to fit us for the great game of war but also to prepare us physically and morally – remember that—for the battle of life,,,,We therefore see that every boy ought to play some game or […]