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After years of providing cuts, bones, and bespoke meals of meat, the local Tawa butchery recently closed its doors. No more shall we see the Butcher’s apron flecked with the blood of recently departed cows. No more shall we hear … Continue reading
The sand! The sun! The beaches! The moustaches! Hawaii is like the scene of a 1980s cop show. It is like a 3D postcard. Full of tourists, trinkets, taxi drivers who try to rip you off, and tacky memorabilia (bobble … Continue reading
Here in Seattle, in the home of Starbucks, you need only walk a few feet to find the eponymous coffee chain. There are six within one block of my hotel, and another six if you walk another block. One could … Continue reading
“If God had intended us to fly, he wouldn’t have give us the railways” said Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. And given my experience of flying around the USA this month, I think they might well be right. Due to … Continue reading
You don’t need to go too far in Indiana to find red meat. Steak houses are to Indianapolis what sushi bars are to Wellington: on every corner and everyone’s default meal option. And when you order food here it comes … Continue reading
There are several immediate observations one can make of Washington DC. First, it resonates other capitals. Its broad avenues, Greek columns, grid patterned layout and large monuments remind one of London, Paris, Canberra and even, dare I say it, Beijing. … Continue reading
Later today I leave for a month in the USA. So it is timely that I have come across this blog which claims that 28% of registered voters in America believe the world is run by a “secretive power elite“. … Continue reading
Here is a contribution to the Kiwimade preaching blog on why preachers should, and need to, pray.
My review of Paul Spoonley’s and Richard Bedford’s book Welcome to our World? Immigration and the reshaping of New Zealand’ (Dunmore Press, 2012) features in the latest issue of NZ Sociology, 27 (2): 216-222
On this podcast I talk to Financial Times’ Beijing bureau chief Jamil Anderlini about the new leadership in China, how ordinary Chinese are reacting, and Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.