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Another Day, Another Druggie Bloodbath

Another Day, Another Druggie Bloodbath

About a week ago, a 29 year old woman from my community was sent home in a body bag after being shot in the head by men who broke into the hostel where she was sleeping. They wanted her laptop, which so the sad story goes, she was holding when they shot her.

What Osama could have learned from Reggae...

What Osama could have learned from Reggae...

I did not find out about the murder of Osama Bin Laden with the rest of the world because I was at a reggae concert in the Caribbean. Trying to fit into the culture, but you know, I can never quite melt into the crowd when I look like a peanut in a box of raisins.

How to be a Cool Surfer Chick!

How to be a Cool Surfer Chick!

First, let’s take a moment to laugh at the picture of the bikini bottoms I had to wear the other day. Note the comparison to a regular pair of underwear, that actually cover my ass. High point. Real high point.

Now That The Owl's Gone, What The Hell Am I Gonna Do With A Parrot?

Now That The Owl's Gone, What The Hell Am I Gonna Do With A Parrot?

They say life is about the moments that sneak up on you. There’s no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.

Click Here For Christmas Spirit!

Click Here For Christmas Spirit!

While my friends were updating their Facebook statuses to comment on their exploits as Santa Claus for their baby children, I was sprawled like a starfish, alone on my bed, marvelling at how I’d managed to become so drunk after just drinking two beers. Was I dehydrated?

2011 and the Future of Fear (?)

2011 and the Future of Fear (?)

When I go to bed at night, I am conscious of what I wear and where my things are.

Trapped Miners are Media Wet Dream

Trapped Miners are Media Wet Dream

I began writing this blog when I first heard about the men trapped at Pike River. And then I gave up, finding it too hard to put pen to paper and express anything, lest I somehow jinx the outcome. So I held my breath, shut my mouth and sent my prayers.

Movember & MENtal Health

Movember & MENtal Health

Now that it’s Movember we’re raising awareness for men’s health. A very worthy cause.

My Town Needs Help

My Town Needs Help

At first I thought “pfffht, it rains for two days and the place falls apart.” I retracted this statement when I learned just how much it has rained, because with almost 3 feet in less than a week, tha

Earthquake Aftermath: If you're not being helpful, piss off.

Earthquake Aftermath: If you're not being helpful, piss off.

Reports of domestic violence have soared in earthquake-affected areas since Saturday.