November 21, 2010
Waiting and hoping and praying is all anyone can do until air tests show it is safe to begin rescuing the 29 miners trapped in the Pike River mine.
What will it be like for the rescuers once they get the go-ahead to enter the mine?
Oswald Bastable describes a much simpler cave rescue and that must have been hard enough: http://oswaldbastable.blogspot.com/2010/11/that-there-is-always-worse-job.html
September 23, 2010
Same planet, different world Oswald Bastable on bookless homes.
Mapping internet sensation stereotpypes – Lucia Maria has found some new world wit.
Muppets in blue goNZo Freakpower casts the blue end of the blogosphere as Muppets.
How did the poor come to be poor – Anti Dismal on why understanding wealth matters more than understanding poverty.
Building inpsectors – Credo Quia Absurdum Est on why practical experience beats the a bloke with a folder.
Reaching Atip – Cactus Kate explains fashion week.
Be careful Gareth – Patrick Smellie on the fine line between integrity and hubris.
July 4, 2010
New Zealand and Uruguay as sporting equivalents – Pablo at Kiwipolitico compares one small country where sport and agriculture are important with another.
Don’t admit them to hospital then – Macdoctor on the smoking ban for prisoners.
Star the second – In A Strange Land has a star chart to help her stay dry for July.
What makes us happy? Rivetting Kate Taylor on what really matters.
Sparks in the universe – Stellar Cafe on the bright ideas that get away from you.
What determines productivity? – Anti-Dismal on attemts toa nswer the big question.
Biology isn’t destiny but it affects your saving throws – Offsetting Behaviour on nature vs nurutre.
Trio – Quote Unquote on tree planting and muttering and purring.
Mines railways or jobs – Liberty Scott on unintended consequences.
Happy Birthday to us – Gooner at No Minister on the blog’s third birthday.
TraeMe hints – Oswald Bastable knows something but he’s not telling much.
Farewell to the Independent – Liberation bids the paper goodbye with a parody of Chirs Trotter’s writing.
Apropos of which is The Independent 1992 – 2010 at Bowalley Road. He also discusses the redefinition of protest in Russel’s tussle.
May 18, 2010
Whale Oil, Cactus Kate and Oswald Bastable aren’t impressed with the nominations in the blog category of the Qantas Media Awards.
Let’s do something about it with the Best Blog Awards.
Your views on categories, criteria, how and by whom they should be judged are welcome.
Once that’s been determined we can open nominations.
May 16, 2010
I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Busted Blonde at Roarprawn but her blog posts, and some whispers on the grapevine, have earned my respect.
The woman who claims to have a trademark on the term mistressology obviously doesn’t know her reputation or she wouldn’t have been silly enough to get her knickers twisted about BBs use of the term on a post giving advice to mistresses.
The one who claims to be a mistress of mistressology has mis-stepped by picking a fight with the wrong woman.
BB is not the sort to head to port when the sea gets rough and she’s got to the nub of the matter, if you Google search mistressology it leads to Roarprawn and the not the other woman’s website.
In an act of bloggers’ solidarity I’m joining Whaleoil, Cactus Kate and No Minister who have carried the story and by doing so increased links to Roarprawn which will put her up the Google rankings more.
UPDATE: Motella has joined the campagin too.
Update 2: so has Inquiring Mind
And look what a google search now turns up:
The first rule of Mistressology Kala really is to choose your target well. You don’t pick on women who when they are alerted to your existence will chew …
asianinvasion2006.blogspot.com/2010/…/mistressology-ck.html – 19 hours ago
15 May 2010 … Probably about now some stupid pommy cow called Ms. Kala Elliot will be wishing she had just STFU. She has tried to bully Busted Blonde …
whaleoil.gotcha.co.nz/2010/05/…/mistressology-trademark-fail/ – 21 hours ago
16 May 2010 … The woman who claims to have a trademark on the term mistressology obviously doesn’t know her reputation or she wouldn’t have been silly …
homepaddock.wordpress.com/2010/…/mistress-of-mistressology/ – 6 hours ago
6 Apr 2010 …
Final rule of mistressology
– it will end in tears sooner or later – relationships on any level based on betrayal and lies are always doomed …
We called the post Mistressology
. Like as in the study of Mistresses …
I am the author of the forthcoming book entitled Mistressology
and am requesting …
15 May 2010 … My name is Ms. Kala Elliott and I am the owner of the Trademark ‘Mistressology‘. The application was made last year on my behalf by my UK …
16 May 2010 … Mistressology. May 16, 2010. tags: Cactus Kate, Mistressology, No Minister, Roarprawn, Whaleoil. by adamsmith1922 …
adamsmith.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/mistressology/ – 1 hour ago
15 May 2010 … Busted Blonde is now being cyber-stalked from the UK by a Ms. Kala Elliot that claims to have ownership of the Trademark term Mistressology …
motella.blogspot.com/2010/05/mistressology.html – 7 hours ago
15 May 2010 … After only 4-minutes of us publishing a blog post on Mistressology, we note that we have appeared on page one of Google using the search …
motella.blogspot.com/2010/05/mistressology-part-2.html – 8 hours ago
December 2, 2009
The death of an elderly person, while sad, is part of the natural order of life.
We’re born, we grow up, we grow old, we die.
The death of a younger person is against that natural order.
Parents aren’t supposed to out live their children, young people don’t expect to lose their siblings and their friends.
When the death has come at the end of a prolonged illness like cancer, as it did today for blogger Anna Woolf, there may be relief that her pain and suffering are over. But that won’t lessen the grief of family and friends.
When someone young dies, those close to her lose not just what they had, but the hopes and dreams they would have had for her future with them.
I knew Anna only through her blog. I hope the example of her courage, strength and humour helps those who loved her.
As a member of the Bereaved Parents Club, I hope that they too will learn that, in time, it is possible to be happy again; and to know that a deeper appreciation and enjoyment of life are the most valuable legacy from those we’ve lost.
Not PC posted the news of Anna’s death. Kiwiblog , M&M and Whaleoil who knew her too, also pay tribute to her. Oswald Bastable knew Anna through her blog and writes from his experience with cancer.
November 26, 2009
Osward Bastable has written a book which has been published on-line.
He’s asking people to click on the free download to help him up the list to where a browser is more likely to see it.
It’s just a little click and a big of bandwidth; and if you like what you read he’s offering a discount on sales.
(I did the clicks but got called away from the computer before I had time to read past the opening paragraph).