Kenya’s Elections – New Voices

On the 8th August, next Tuesday, Kenya’s general election is taking place and although I wasn’t planning on writing about it, this political time in Kenya has really been on my mind a bit lately as I know first hand what the exhaustion of these elections is like. I was living in the country through […]

Boys From The City Camping in The Wild

This is the longest track in the world. Those were the words of my younger brother, David, one time when we were teenagers on one of our weekend tramping (New Zealand word for hiking and camping) trips with our best mates Theren and Brin, to Smith Creek Shelter in the Tararua Ranges. This was actually […]

Letters and Words and Edits

A couple of weeks back I renamed this blog from my name, to Edits. I did this as I wanted a refresh and a name that was more in tune with what I am thinking of doing with this blog. I named it Edits because to be honest, even though I enjoy writing with the […]

Book review: The Good Immigrant

I discovered an extraordinary book a few weeks back called; The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla. Like the concept of Kickstarter, publishing was crowdfunded through Unbound from the interest of people making a pledge, and with 1323 backers, it was published in 2016. Today is World Refugee Day and with immigration at such a […]

Happily Ever After

Some things we should know by now, right? Well turns out, this is not always how it works. This is because wisdom is not a cliché, slogan or hashtag. Rather it’s something that is almost like good music. It bypasses the noise and sits with you, and then makes a gear change in your mind. This past […]

Something Personal

July ran away on me and now its mid August. There you go, you now know how loose I am at keeping writing up on this blog. But needless to say, my mind never stops thinking and contemplating. Sometimes I have a million ideas on what to write about and some times I lack a […]

The Best Medicine

A while back on a Sunday night I started writing a blog post called, Moving Pictures. It was based on three old films I had seen over that weekend: Motorcycle Diaries, Good Will Hunting and Into the Wild. Three films that still have a spark in my opinion. Three films that still provide a window […]

Making Films in the Water

I remember when I had just moved back to Wellington, New Zealand, in 2004 after living for seven years in the small south island vineyard town of Blenheim. Wellington was  where I grew up, the capital, and a culture hub, but I had left there at 17 in 1997 after going through some hard family changes. I decided […]

Breathing

I’ve discovered something this year that has improved my life in ways I could not have imagined: Breathing exercise’s. The genius of this is that this is nothing new to the world. Breathing exercises have been practised for a very long time now in different generations and cultures. Just like drinking water, breathing is what […]