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These are stories of connection usually heard from the wheel of an Uber, but also from my regular life.

Occasionally, someone drops in with a new story.

So many times I hear or observe something wonderful and wonder where to ‘store’ it so that other people might delight in it also.

I imagine a great river of wisdom, and that we are all tributaries to that river.

  • Crux
    She launched into unfaltering Hebrew. In New Plymouth. I was pretty gobsmacked.
  • Puff
    All he said was “This was scarier”
  • The Loneliest Uber Driver
    I was shaking, but didn’t know why. He was an ideal rider and paid quite a lot of money for that ride. What was my problem?
  • Sunday morning
    He was blond, blue-eyed, bearded – about thirty maybe – in short, a Pakeha jeebus.
  • Kinder
    Jacinda tells us to “Be Kind” Tea Towels, T shirts, Bags, Facebook memes, Cinderella – all exhort us to “Be Kind”
  • Underpants
    My days without underpants are charting really, really well.
  • When Life hands you Niueans you’d best make Tikihi
    Mrs. Betty Tasmania’s Tikihi recipe:
  • The tap is always on
    It’s nuts to launch a website during a global pandemic.
  • Once you’re grown up you can’t come back.
    “Have fun storming the castle” I yelled, mixing fairy tales.
  • 12 Minutes
    If you are willing to listen you can learn a lot in 12 minutes.
  • Snip
    She is a sexy, blonde, badass West Aucklander and she wanted me to take her husband, who I hadn’t met, to the clinic.
  • A love song for Aotearoa
    Thank you for calling out to me Aotearoa.