Life in NZ – The First 10 Years (2006 to 2016)

October 31, 2006

Gardens, Gardens, Gardens (of the flowering kind)

This is quite a nice time to be in Christchurch. Everywhere you go, gardens are bursting with color. Everyone’s got a rhododendron or two, big bushy things that bloom for weeks at a time. Christchurch, known as the garden city, boasts over 800 parks & gardens, the most per capita […]
June 13, 2006

Effective MicroOrganisms and Bokashi

A month or so ago Bruce and I attended our first free horticulture workshop at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute called “EM (effective microorganisms) and Bokashi”. This half day workshop, highly promoted by the Christchurch City Council, encourages folks to embrace this fascinating composting method which allows for the decomposition of food […]
June 3, 2006

I live here

The blogging has tailed off lately; I’m in a different headspace. Gone are the mindblowing vistas and revelations of being totally unhinged from everything fixed, the future wide open and new exciting things happening every day. Even the harrowing real estate adventures have been absent these past couple of weeks. […]
April 28, 2006

Marooned in Realtime

More evidence that we are now in realtime—that time keeps passing at a ridiculously rapid pace. Ken has been here for close to two weeks now, we have been here for close to three. Where many of my previous blog posts started with or contained, “so much has happened,” now nothing much seems to happen at all.