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I just want you to know that while looking for an image to use, I saw some things

Labour pains

**warning, this post a) is quite long and b) gets quite explicit in places**

by × September 29, 2014 × 4 comments

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This is your baby in London, pining for New Zealand

The terror of procreation part II

We had always decided that we would be coming home to have children. Hats off to our fellow Kiwis who are doing the hard yards raising a child in London – I do not envy you.

by × July 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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Mrs Dann’s Blog and high functioning alcoholics

Mrs Dann’s Blog and high functioning alcoholics

I’ve just been reading Mrs D’s cool as blog about quitting wine.

by × June 30, 2014 × 0 comments

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This is not the Doctor you are looking for

Doctors against obesity

By Nicole Skews. This blog is an x-post from Coley’s blog which you can find at www.tangerina.co.nz

by × June 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Though not Lobby Lud, I imagine this is how he looks all the time

The Terror of procreation

Part one of an occasional series (when I’ve had enough sleep to enable typing).

by × May 19, 2014 × 1 comment

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Mental health in academia: overworked and stressed

Mental health in academia: overworked and stressed

I first knew that something was wrong when I went from joking with friends that I would rather jump in front of a truck than work on my thesis to genuinely thinking “is that an option here?”

by × April 15, 2014 × 0 comments

Health, Tech

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Get your pitchforks, light up those torches and pack your bags kids cause apparently there’s a bandwagon to jump on and it’s called Condemning Online Bullying.

by × February 25, 2014 × 6 comments

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Being happy

Being happy

I have just recovered from a leg infection. Everything about it was awful and traumatising. I feel guilty when I’m sick, like I haven’t done enough to stop the microscopic invaders breaching the natural barrier of my skin.

by × February 20, 2014 × 1 comment

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The best way to remember the Chch Quake?

The best way to remember the Chch Quake?

Sure, watch the Campbell Live coverage of all the people who are still living in very messed-up circumstances. And yes, read the newspaper reports on the battles over the city’s recovery.

by × February 12, 2014 × 0 comments

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On Credulity (and manners)

On Credulity (and manners)

Holidays are fine things. They provide an opportunity to rest, and (if you are so inclined) to reflect. As a result of experience during my most recent break, I’m currently reflecting on whether my disdain for woo makes me useful, or just rude and intolerant.

by × February 4, 2014 × 2 comments

General, Health

This is me

I wrote a thing

I have spent most of my life playing down the impact of my disabilities on my identity. This will always be a totally futile and quite ridiculous exercise.

by × January 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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We can be happy

We can be happy

About 12 months ago I lay awake. It was night time so I shouldn’t have been awake. But I was awake. And I didn’t know why. I thought I must’ve been stressed about something. So I started cycling through the Rolodex of things going on in my life.

by × December 10, 2013 × 1 comment

Feminism, Health, Rights

Rape is easy here

Rape is easy here

Trigger Warning. The world isn’t exactly crying out for more opinions on the Roast Busters from straight white cis-men. Sorry world, I’m gonna opine.

by × November 11, 2013 × 8 comments

General, Health

Loz Heaphy – Tears dry on their own

Loz Heaphy – Tears dry on their own

Loren Heaphy of the Block fame has become a little bit well known for having a cry on national TV. She very kindly wrote a post on just that.

by × October 7, 2013 × 9 comments

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Shake it off

Shake it off

One of the most significant symptoms of my anxiety disorder is that I am quick to worry, often about things that don’t end up being a big deal.

by × August 26, 2013 × 1 comment

General, Health

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

We’ve invited a group of well known New Zealanders to submit pieces about subjects that they aren’t well known for.

by × July 31, 2013 × 2 comments

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Anti Science brigade, why you so anti science?

Anti Science brigade, why you so anti science?

Hamilton City Council recently made the ill-informed decision to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water. Now the ill-informed people who blindly pushed for that outcome are saying Wellington is their next target. This worries me.

by × June 12, 2013 × 58 comments

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Hey, buddy, where you been?

Hey, buddy, where you been?

DID YOU KNOW?  If you drink a bottle of red wine in about 10 minutes it has a similar effect as taking a Xanax.

by × June 8, 2013 × 0 comments