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5.6.20: Now listening to True Believer by Jack Carr. 📚

3.6.20: I finished reading The Gulag Archipelago and if anyone thinks they know about humans and how they can be and hasn’t read this book, …

1.6.20: This guy. Eighteen soon.

1.6.20: Zazen and steak for breakfast.

31.5.20: Films watched in autumn: 🍿 The Imitation GameThe SearchersJohn WickThe WolverinePlanet of the HumansKilling Them SoftlyInceptionCode 8The …

30.5.20: Coffee and Uzumaki. 📚

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15.5.20: Soaking towel-loads of water up from the floors and carpets is a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon lol

11.5.20: Finished ‘reading’ The Terminal List by Jack Carr. 📚

9.5.20: Uncredited.

9.5.20: Blues skies and sunshine, and the first time I’ve seen a bellbird in my backyard. ☀️

8.5.20: Econovirus.

7.5.20: The Midnight Gospel s1e5. Just sayin’.

6.5.20: “Live a low res life.”

6.5.20: Giving Audible a go; listening to The Terminal List by Jack Carr which I’m told is a thriller.

2.5.20: So there exists such a thing as a vegan boysenberry Trumpet, wickedly disguised as a real boysenberry Trumpet. They do not taste good. Brb I …

1.5.20: Now reading.

1.5.20: Things I learned from five weeks working from home: I don’t like working from home

30.4.20: The great Andromeda.

28.4.20: Enceladus from Cassini.

28.4.20: My neighbour, who is Serbian, gave us a big piece of her daughter’s left-over birthday cake. It is Serbian too, and delicious, and now …

28.4.20: Good movies as old books.

27.4.20: Randomly ‘flixed the first episode of The Midnight Gospel and it was pretty cool, man. I’ll be back.

27.4.20: Lockdown day 33 and eating peanut butter from the jar with a spoon is absolutely an acceptable meal option. Speaking of peanut butter, my …

26.4.20: This website is brutalist by design.

24.4.20: Listening to this BSG tune. Again. I think it’s the violins.

23.4.20: “Hey. Jackasses. Words have meaning. And the wrong words used intentionally to manipulate reactions constitutes a lie.”

21.4.20: A soothing song to calm you as you work or learn from home right now.

19.4.20: A sudden urge to watch Groundhog Day.

18.4.20: “Try hard not to offend. Try even harder not to be offended. A way to live for all of us.”

17.4.20: #China trending hard on Twitter rn

17.4.20: In 2007 a guy made a QR code for his blog, which somehow made it to second position of Google Images’ search results for “qr code”. Now his …

17.4.20: A bluetooth-enabled “contact tracing” ID card? Yeah, nah.

16.4.20: One of my all-time favourite Far Sides.

15.4.20: This squirrel is an artist.

15.4.20: “In keeping with China’s own media traditions of censorship and concealment, the article was subject to official pre-publication …

15.4.20: Two minutes of how not to land an orbital rocket booster.

13.4.20: What day is it? Anyday?

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11.4.20: Art by Alan Barlow

11.4.20: “If a new book is a monologue, a used book is a conversation. Underline a passage or write a note in the margin and you have left a …

8.4.20: Artist unknown.

8.4.20: “One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world.” —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

7.4.20: Rethinking all of it.

6.4.20: On days 10-12 we watched Ozark, Leave No Trace, Ex Machina, and the police checkpoint in our street. 🍿

1.4.20: Adventures in supermarketing.

31.3.20: March has been a long year.

29.3.20: The stand-out need for change however is that we can never again allow our economy to become so heavily dependent on unreliable …

27.3.20: Today I learned that there are about 4500 species of mammals. Half of them are rodents and a quarter of them are bats. #til

27.3.20: Meh.

26.3.20: I think my boy and his mates have discovered group chat, there’s about five of them having a good old yarn over their phones together …

26.3.20: The cross-party Covid-19 response committee is a good idea too, because we absolutely need to keep our government and our police accountable …

26.3.20: Things we could do: School workWork workTed ED riddlesPractise Rubiks cubingPractise HEC-HMSPractise new jiu jitsu movesCBT exercisesSwing a …

25.3.20: Strange days have found us. NZ now has 205 cases of coronavirus and the curve is getting steeper as these curves tend to do. I’ve …

22.3.20: Art by Jean-Francois Millet

22.3.20: At the supermarket just now: people wearing full face mask respirators and gloves, and no flour or porridge. One guy was very upset about …

21.3.20: The apocalypse is cancelled.

21.3.20: I often post bad content, such as this editorial, which frustrates its fans and discourages them from sharing the www.kickscondor.com link. …

20.3.20: In other health news my glycated haemoglobin levels are back under prediabetic levels and staying that way. Steak for breakfast is helping.

19.3.20: Went to the doctors and they’ve spaced out the waiting room seats and removed all the magazines and kids’ toys. Let’s keep it like that for …

17.3.20: Looking like heaven, M77

15.3.20: Now reading American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. 📚

15.3.20: Photo art by Xavi Bou

13.3.20: Another morning tea birthday cake successfully dodged. 🍰

10.3.20: With the amount of money my dentist has been trying to get me to spend I can see why the FedSmoker took to DIY tooth removal.

9.3.20: Pizza socks!

8.3.20: No regrets that I did Korean karate but tbh if I had those years over again I would do Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

8.3.20: I read 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson and he certainly has some thought-provoking insights into what it is to be human. 📚

7.3.20: Toilet paper panic is a disorder people can get from not having enough facts in their diets.

7.3.20: Today I learned that only about 40% of people get asparagus wees. (Including me.) #til

4.3.20: “Covid-19 is the latest phenomenon to fulfil a weird and growing appetite for doom among the populations of developed countries. We …

3.3.20: Marshole.

3.3.20: Less is more.

2.3.20: Films watched in summer: 🍿 Lady BirdStand by MeAll the President’s MenDie HardApostleThe Sixth SenseThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, …

29.2.20: Today I learned that leap days won’t be necessary in about 4 million years because of tidal friction in the Earth-Moon system. #til

29.2.20: Merry leap day. ☀️

28.2.20: The benefits of being able to walk to work: I haven’t put petrol in my car yet this year.

28.2.20: “It is one of the greatest tragedies of contemporary ‘left-wing’ politics: that its practitioners have allowed themselves …

27.2.20: Another TED Ed riddle I’ve been pondering is the counterfeit coin one. Right now I can solve it one time out of three.

26.2.20: A different way of doing multiplication… wait did I waste all that childhood learning my times tables?

25.2.20: My answer to the river crossing one: Two lions across, one lion back, two lions across, one lion back, two wildebeest across, a lion and a …

25.2.20: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Interesting way to open a court …

25.2.20: I’ve been playing with TED Ed puzzles and the river crossing one is one of the easier ones. Some of them have messed me rtf up.

25.2.20: Today I learned that the difference between a million and a billion is the same magnitude as the difference between 12 days and 32 years. …

24.2.20: “Just fucking blog.”

23.2.20: I’m part way through Spartacus and it’s like watching a really long oil painting with an incredible chin. 🍿

22.2.20: Centaurus A is a maelstrom of wonder.

21.2.20: Chaos of course being another name for entropy.

20.2.20: Hot chips.

19.2.20: “Chaos, within order, within chaos, within higher order.”

18.2.20: Anyone who grew up in NZ will have a Holden story. I’ve had fun in plenty and owned a few, and it looks like I got one of the last …

18.2.20: It all starts with zazen.

16.2.20: My boy set my phone timer alarm to klaxon and every time it goes off it freaks me the hell out.

15.2.20: Finished reading Guns Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond. 📚

13.2.20: I have a dream that I will one day work in a place where I will not be judged by the contents of my lunchbox but by the content of my …

10.2.20: Pizza socks.

9.2.20: I saw 1917 in 2020 and it was pretty good. The whole one continuous shot thing is an unnecessary gimmick though, are we done with that now? …

31.1.20: Fun cubing fact: there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible permutations on a 3x3 cube, each one theoretically solvable in 20 moves or …

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29.1.20: Paperbacks preferred.

28.1.20: “It’s easy to build up a body of work if you keep a collection of limbs.”

27.1.20: Finished reading Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Essential. 📚

25.1.20: City roads.

23.1.20: Playing lots with my cube and solving it every time. My fastest solve so far is a bit over two minutes. I’d like to get my average …

23.1.20: “Metal up, buttercup.”

19.1.20: Rubik’s cubes came out when I was a kid and although I’ve owned a few in the decades since, I’ve never been able to solve …

18.1.20: Hiking in the Lewis. #5yearsago

18.1.20: I finished Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne, about the rise and fall of the Comanches and their last war chief. One of the best …

14.1.20: Pizza socks!

8.1.20: Books read in 2019: 📚 The Son, by Philipp MeyerTribe, by Sebastian JungerThe Coddling of the American Mind, by Lukianoff & HaidtThe …

8.1.20: Five weeks back using Day One and I’m liking it. Mostly on the laptop but the one-a-day random phone prompts are handy too.

7.1.20: “Carpe noctum.”

7.1.20: On today’s bike ride there were lots of little wild pigs rooting around. One burst out of the scrub and ran beside me squealing for a …

6.1.20: Bret Weinstein says humour is important for humans, not just as frivolous entertainment but as a deeper evolutionary adaptation which …

4.1.20: First ride of the decade.

3.1.20: We watched Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and it was right on point. Instant rewatch. 🍿

1.1.20: Starting the Twenties right where I am. 🎉

24.12.19: Wellington I am in you.

23.12.19: What we need right now is a coalition of the reasonable.

22.12.19: Merry Sol day. ☀️

21.12.19: Hiking Travers Peak. #5yearsago

20.12.19: Work is done and I have nineteen days off WOOT

16.12.19: Pie slices deeply into the UK election aftermath.

15.12.19: This cave painting has been dated at 44,000 years old. Which let’s be honest is 880 x me.

13.12.19: Thinking of all the paraskevidekatriaphobiacs out there right now. At least it’s not Monday the 16th.

1.12.19: Films watched in spring: 🍿 TombstoneUnited 93Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsThe HitcherFree Solo The Dawn WallMary and MaxJokerIn …

29.11.19: Europa remastered.

29.11.19: Delicious sushi for brunch. Becoming a bit of a delicious habit.

28.11.19: Trying Day One again. Let’s see how that goes.

24.11.19: At Whaka, for my first time across Tūhoto Ariki to link up with Split Enz. A fun loop.

20.11.19: “Health is wealth, I guess.”

19.11.19: We saw Jojo Rabbit and it was ziemlich gut, ja. 🍿

18.11.19: “Life is short. Make fun of it.”

17.11.19: Rewatched Annihilation for the first time since it came out. So good, and so inexplicably underrated. Also, scary ass bear. 🍿

16.11.19: Newish town art.

15.11.19: Finished reading Tribe by Sebastian Junger. A short and interesting look at trauma and our ties to each other. 📚

14.11.19: Pleased to hear that the voluntary euthanasia issue will go to referendum. A small victory for those of us who believe our lives are our …

13.11.19: “Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?”

12.11.19: After falling off my bike the very first time I rode with my new calavera-themed mudguard, I fell off the second time too. I now have two …

5.11.19: “If you had the power to change civilisation, given what you understand about what works and what doesn’t work, what would the …

1.11.19: “He is reminding us all of our common humanity, that we have much more in common than politicians and partisans would like us to …

30.10.19: In case you’ve ever wondered how Grandma should deal with that goddamned cake. Incenters of chocolate-iced cakes

29.10.19: Today I learned that Charles Manson was previously a musician who made songs on YouTube. ‘Cease to Exist’

28.10.19: Good riding with friends today, and my first time on Hot X Buns.

27.10.19: Vincent van Gogh, ‘Starry Night’

22.10.19: From one of our teen climate activists, a reminder that we cannot afford to be anti-science if we really want to do something about climate …

19.10.19: My 15-year-old went out of his way to thank me for some specific “advice and knowledge” I gave him and it feels good.

13.10.19: Tarawera.

11.10.19: Getting subterranean at Ruakuri.

10.10.19: Park life.

9.10.19: Just noticed that for those of us in the world who write numerical dates correctly, today’s is a palindrome: 9.10.19.

8.10.19: Got a kettlebell to help with my workouts and my shoulder. 10/10, would get again.

6.10.19: We saw Joker and while it was always going to be a little dark I was surprised at how unrelentingly bleak and anti-human it all was. …

4.10.19: Always nice to get a text from your kid wanting to meet up for an impromptu lunch date.

1.10.19: “What planet is this?”

29.9.19: If I’m ever president of NZ, daylight saving will start at 4pm on Monday and not 2am on Sunday.

29.9.19: “That’s a fact because people are saying it.”

28.9.19: Excitement building for the big Aussie Rules final. #gotiges 🏉

27.9.19: Here’s hoping many of the young people involved in today’s climate strikes have their sights set on science and engineering …

26.9.19: Looks like The Far Side will be back soon, cows and all.

26.9.19: It’s simultaneously funny and frustrating to see what’s going on in our culture right now.

23.9.19: “Be the hero of your own story.”

22.9.19: Sometimes I curse the day I taught my boys how to throw a left-right combo.

22.9.19: Someone left a JW tract under my doormat which really just raises more questions than it answers.

21.9.19: Watched Free Solo, a doco about the guy who achieved what I think is one of the all-time great human feats, by climbing El Capitan without …

21.9.19: True Tiger spirit on show last night with a brilliant fight back over the Cats. Eleventh win in a row and looking good for the big one.

20.9.19: So I got employee of the month which is cool and which came with a lei and a voucher for the local bike shop. Which is also cool.

20.9.19: This year’s Red Bull Hardline is done and dusted. Here’s the winning run. And for some perspective, a track walkover.

4.9.19: Moderate 5.2 earthquake just now, shook for quite a while and got things rattling and swaying. Then an aftershock.

4.9.19: Must. Avoid. Joker… Spoilers.

3.9.19: The Venus of Brassempouy, c. 23000 BCE

2.9.19: Today is not the first time my eldest has asked me about meaning and contentment in life, and it probably won’t be the last. …

1.9.19: Films watched in winter: 🍿 The Bourne IdentityMad Max: Fury RoadGalvestonThe World’s EndLife ItselfThe Girl on the TrainDeadwoodFerris …

31.8.19: Mildly traumatized after starting the spring clean with my teenager’s room. I’m not sure how he manages to get food on the wall.

28.8.19: Looking fine, M61.

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25.8.19: Version Museum is “a visual history of your favourite technology”. #windows95forlife

25.8.19: Watched Heat for the first time in years and whoa that is one classy crime flick. So good. 🍿

24.8.19: I’ve been walking a lot, mostly in the mornings. Three kilometres in half an hour clears the head and gets the blood flowing nicely. …

18.8.19: Historical photographs selfie-ized.

18.8.19: Mouth-watering matchup between the Tigers and Eagles right now. The two flag winners from the past two years, and haven’t faced each …

18.8.19: If health is wealth, then discipline is freedom. This week I’ve been focussing on getting up earlier so I can do more with my days. So …

16.8.19: Bohemian Rhapsody was the G.O.A.T and you can’t argue that’s not a great song. My vote was for Stairway to Heaven which came in …

14.8.19: Enjoying Hauraki’s G.O.A.T right now — and wondering where my own vote will slot in. Also if I’ll win the hundred grand.

10.8.19: Art by Mark Powell.

10.8.19: My sore shoulder and existential angst about turning fifty have conspired to demotivate me this winter. I’ve barely ridden my bike and …

8.8.19: Today’s burning question: Should cake decorators learn spelling as part of their craft? Icing on a fancy celebratory cake at work said …

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3.8.19: Send your name to Mars.

1.8.19: Thinking about mortality lately, feeling myself turning inward, taking stock. Where am I? What am I doing? What is important? All of this, …

31.7.19: Cygnus skyscape.

25.7.19: Chris Hadfield, quoted at Zen Pencils: “Decide what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every …

24.7.19: Art by Vadim Solovyov.

21.7.19: Mission status: Descent to the surface.

20.7.19: From The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee: “We are here for the same reason everyone else is. We have been given a chance to live …

14.7.19: Manhattanhenge.

14.7.19: We watched Hereditary and damned if it wasn’t the best new horror I’ve seen in ages, probably since The VVitch. Really well …

7.7.19: Further to the last, I could be in luck: NZ will be treated to three total solar eclipses in the next 20 years. The wide open spaces of …

7.7.19: La Silla eclipse sequence. How much do I hope to get to see one of these in my lifetime? Very.

3.7.19: I like mountain biking as much as the next person who likes mountain biking, but this is insane.

3.7.19: My current obsession: playing with this website where you can take “a real-time journey through the first landing on the Moon”. …

3.7.19: Deadwood: The Movie isn’t perfect, but it’s fucking perfect enough.

28.6.19: Further to the last, a few memoirs I’ve liked: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von BremzenReading Lolita in Tehran by Azar …

27.6.19: From the NYT, a list of recommended memoirs. Some of these will be finding their way onto my bedside table.

26.6.19: I hurt my left shoulder rotator cuff. Apparently it can happen from falling off bikes and also from being fifty. The exercises are helping.

25.6.19: Finally saw Galveston. It was pretty good and I just like Ben Foster more and more. Fun fact: the director is Melanie Laurent, who played …

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19.6.19: Art by Ornulf Opdahl.

18.6.19: “You can draw, and probably better than I can.” An oldie but a goodie from Ebert.

18.6.19: My new favourite YouTube channel might just be TheReportOfTheWeek. Snappy suits and fast food reviews… what’s not to like?

16.6.19: A death sentence is “the last sentence you read before decisively, or agonizingly gradually, abandoning a book.”

15.6.19: Teaching my boy to drive on roads I helped design and build is kinda cool.

14.6.19: “If you’ve ever set out on a ride, a run or a hike with a head full of problems, you know it’s more effective than any …

13.6.19: Art by Paul Chadeisson.

13.6.19: Judging from the confusion I’m seeing at Inland Revenue right now they don’t get too many calls from dads wanting to increase their child …

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9.6.19: Recently.

5.6.19: Films watched in autumn: 🍿 What’s Eating Gilbert GrapeRosemary’s BabyFish TankLeaving NeverlandThe WitchFarmlandsZodiacJiro …

30.5.19: Looking fine, M95.

30.5.19: Thursday’s done and I have four days off woot

27.5.19: “Dad, why is it New Zealand? Shouldn’t it be Old Zealand?”

26.5.19: Tikitapu this eve.

23.5.19: Earlier this month I biked the Waihaha, Waihora and K2K trails on the western side of Lake Taupo… 10/10 would ride again.

9.5.19: Just applied beard oil for the first time and now I smell of rich mahogany and am kind of a big deal.

7.5.19: I wanted to try to write something profound today but all I have is this: I am now 50 years old, and I am grateful for this one life of …

27.4.19: One of my teenagers often wants to turn on closed captioning when we watch films and shows together, and I usually say no because I find it …

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25.4.19: Every Kiwi kid learns about Anzac Day. Schoolroom lessons are made of the beaches and cliffs at Gallipoli. We know about the trenches and …

24.4.19: This, from Ella Francis Saunders: You see, you are not so soft after all; you are rock and wave and the peeling bark of trees… When …

14.4.19: A couple of good videos about the historic black hole image: Why it’s such a big deal, and how to understand it.

11.4.19: Astronomers have captured the first-ever image of a black hole… this is a monumental achievement.

7.4.19: I said, “I feel like I’ve finally got my shit together.” I said it and I didn’t believe it. I don’t think any …

30.3.19: Other people’s weeknotes are a thing and I like that.

28.3.19: Related to the last, all of Vermeer’s paintings in one place.

26.3.19: This is not a Vermeer.

26.3.19: Engineer Adrian Bejan thinks time seems to speed up as we age because of physical deterioration of our eyes and brains. He might be onto …

23.3.19: Some thoughts on Christchurch, a week on: Arohanui to the victims and their families. No one should have to go through that. Much aroha too …

21.3.19: Go Tayla go.

20.3.19: Art by Ian Fisher.

15.3.19: Hey internet: Is it wrong to be in love with Tanya Donelly from 1991? Asking for a friend.

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10.3.19: Got a couple of my photos printed to go on the wall of my new home.

10.3.19: Now reading Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany: In the manual you can choose to look at the parts, or the air in between them. The air in …

7.3.19: Films watched in summer: 🍿 Behind the CurveThe Green MileJunoRomeo + JulietSicarioGroundhog DayThe Silence of the LambsVigilThe Jaycee Lee …

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2.3.19: Enjoying the artwork of NZ’s own Petrus van der Velden right now.

2.3.19: Probably the most satisfying words you can hear from your teenage son: “You’re a pretty good dad ay.” #winningatlife

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27.2.19: So tonight we watched Behind the Curve and those Flat-Earthers are wrong about the Earth being flat and that’s all I have to say about …

26.2.19: “I gotta have more cowbell, baby.”

25.2.19: “Swearwords are stored and processed differently from other language… The limbic system records the emotional content of words, …

21.2.19: Now reading.

20.2.19: Cyclothymia, qu’est-ce que c’est?

20.2.19: Via Reddit, this rather nice photo of the Moon. Swoon.

17.2.19: My favourite da Vinci drawing has been made into a stamp and damn it looks fine.

10.2.19: Today’s forecast: Dusty and fast.

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5.2.19: “Boredom is useful. It’s good for you.”

4.2.19: If not now, when?

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31.1.19: Today’s to do list: Stack the deck in your favourRemember that time is limited

30.1.19: Now listening to “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel. So good.

27.1.19: “This show is just a rollercoaster of emotion.” My boy describing the fantastic Emperor penguin edition of BBC Earth’s …

25.1.19: “Do you wish to be buried or creamted?” I’m not sure what my lawyer means but being creamted sounds fun so I’m going with that.

19.1.19: In other news, today I move into my new home. That I own.

17.1.19: “Deal with problems in daylight.” Perfect.

8.1.19: “Nate was then found picking his way through some knitted afghan.” In response to my recent post about hermit crabs, a link to a …

7.1.19: This painting by Greg Manchess is one of the best things on the internet right now.

6.1.19: I’d forgotten how touching and darkly funny Mary and Max is. It really is a gem. Essential viewing.

5.1.19: Climbing high into a plum tree and descending with pockets full of plump red ripe fruit is one of my favourite summer activities.

5.1.19: Books read in 2018: 📚 Steve Jobs, by Walter IsaacsonThe Paleo Thyroid Solution, by Elle RussThe Stand, by Stephen KingRich Enough?, by Mary …

3.1.19: One last one re 2018: The three best films I saw.

1.1.19: Happy New Year!! Art by Leon Spilliaert.

31.12.18: Some other things I enjoyed in 2018: My oldest boy coming to live with meStripey socksMy new bikeHouse huntingModesty Blaise comicsHomemade …

30.12.18: “Dad you make the best bacon and eggs EVER.” #winningatlife

29.12.18: One thing that struck me about Steve Jobs after reading the Walter Isaacson biography was the man’s emphasis on focus. Jobs said knowing …

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22.12.18: “Your fifties should be THE BEST of them all. You’re old enough to have a proper sense for all parts of the game. You’re …

22.12.18: “The Deadwood movie is now easily my most anticipated movie/TV show/anything of 2019.” Same same.

18.12.18: A thing I enjoyed in 2018 was introducing my oldest boy to some of my favourite films. We watched Lost in Translation, Pan’s …

16.12.18: A week of eating primal and my energy levels are better than ever. Feeling good.

12.12.18: Watching this clip about hermit crabs made me happy. Even if that last crab was a bit of a dick.

12.12.18: Half a week into my recommitment to eating primal, and feeling a little sluggish as my body adjusts. #paingain

9.12.18: Matthew Rangel records his hikes by making arty cartographic drawings. So good.

9.12.18: There’s this thing I do off and on called zazen which involves sitting on the floor staring at the wall, trying to concentrate on my breath. …

8.12.18: “Beautiful, and also kind of gross.” Ayup.

3.12.18: Ethereal artwork by Zhu Yiyong. Hashtag want.

2.12.18: Road trip bands my 16-year-old son will not veto: Radiohead

29.11.18: Since master prestidigitator Ricky Jay died a few days ago, I’ve been fascinated by this multi-talented fellow. His card tricks on …

25.11.18: Reading The Stand and I think I’m coming down with a cold. #lifeimitatesart

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22.11.18: After seeing caffeine described in New Scientist as an “insect neurotoxin”, I’m thinking about giving it up. Reading New …

20.11.18: I was invited to ride The Old Ghost Road this past weekend but had to pass. Instead here is one of the great pics my friend Andy made …

19.11.18: The power has been out in town all day and I am running a serious caffeine deficit right now.

19.11.18: “Eat salad or die.”

18.11.18: Fold N’ Fly is a database of paper plane designs. Why was I not told about this before.

18.11.18: Sunday trails.

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5.11.18: Annie Mueller writes in praise of her body, and it is so good.

4.11.18: In other news, I just bought a house.

4.11.18: Spent a piece of my rainy Saturday watching the Red Bull Rampage. Those guys are insane. Here’s the winning run.

31.10.18: Trying to limit my grain and dairy intake but damned if Harraways Scotch Oats made with cow milk isn’t one of the finest breakfast …

30.10.18: Related to the book I just read, Heroin(e) on Netflix.

29.10.18: One of the best things about the internet is all the space photos. This shot of Earth from Cassini is one of my all-time faves.

27.10.18: Leave No Trace is one of the best films I’ve watched this year. And holy smoke our girl Thomasin can act.

15.10.18: Good grief, these cartoon character studies by Michael Paulus are fantastic.

14.10.18: It’s not you, sugar, it’s me.

8.10.18: I know it’s wrong to internet small fluffy dogs but this one belongs to my kids and I like how the pic came out.

2.10.18: “Tsundoku (n) – the act of buying a book and leaving it unread.” Etc.

2.10.18: Having the intention to do morning zazen is good, but having the alarm clock across the other side of the bedroom is better.

29.9.18: There is something quite wonderful about these train-hopping pics by Mike Brodie.

25.9.18: How many people are in space right now?

25.9.18: I read Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy and found it much akin to his other novel The Road in that it features tortured characters roaming …

23.9.18: Starting right where I am.

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22.10.17: Nga wai o Rotorua #lake #bw #vscocam

22.10.17: Hang time w my boys 😊 #holidaze #beach #inthehood

22.10.17: Eat Streat is one of my favourite streats. #rotorua #food #postraceeats #holidaze

21.10.17: Well that training sure paid off 😊 #whaka100 #whaka25 #mtb #raceyracerace #spapooltime

20.10.17: Race prepping 🚲 #mtb #whaka100 #whaka25 #firstrace #letsgo #339 #veteranschmeteran

19.10.17: Nga wai o Rotorua. #lake #rotorua #holidaze #mtbtrip

9.10.17: Status update. #pacific #ocean #beach #waves #storm #walkies

6.10.17: Blue on blue on blue. #vscocam #pacific #ocean #coast #holidaze

2.10.17: Where did you go today. #mtb #kona #cockpit #outandabout #forest #singletracks #millmore #😊

2.10.17: The goat didn’t make it. I did. #vscocam #mtb #kona #goat #funemployed #skull #tuesdaze #millmore

23.9.17: Desert Roading. #vscocam #roadtrip #mountain #volcano #clouds #gradient

22.9.17: Welly. #mtvic #city #roadtrip

19.9.17: Looking good Napes 😍 #vscocam #roadtrip #napier #pacific #ocean

17.9.17: Mondaze. #mtb #kona #lookout #newtracks #rightbymyhouse #😊

16.9.17: Morning view II #lake #tarawera #volcano #rotas #boysweekend #myoldstompingground

16.9.17: Morning view I #lake #tikitapu #boysweekend #rotas #myoldstompingground

14.9.17: Current status. #blueonblue #onedge #pacific #ocean #sea #coast #☀️ #kaitihill

11.9.17: Cheers Melbs - it’s been a hoot. #melbourne #star #city #lights #greatplacecobber #gotiges🐯

10.9.17: Wandering Melbourne’s back alleys. #melbourne #chinatown #tourists #holidaze

10.9.17: On the way to get some great eats… I had the kangaroo. #melbourne #docklands #ocean #city #bridge #holidaze

10.9.17: South Wharf. #vscocam #river #boat #city #melbourne #docklands #eats #holidaze

9.9.17: Inside St Patrick’s Cathedral. #melbourne #church #architecture #nice

9.9.17: New Melbourne. #holidaze #max2 #baby #whanau #bringingthecute @geekgirlrach @limeacorn

9.9.17: Old Melbourne. #vscocam #architecture #church #melbourne #holidaze

8.9.17: So good to be in this city while the AFL finals are on… we watched the Richmond game in a packed Richmond pub last night and it was …

7.9.17: Gidday Melbourne! #holidaze #city #melbourne #lovethisplace #gotiges🐯

5.9.17: The best toy I’ve owned. #suchfun #mtb #kona #mud #funemployed

5.9.17: Well if it isn’t me old mates. #footrotflats #gizzy #statue #parklife

3.9.17: Tga - Gis #roadtrip #bush #river #gorge #🌿

2.9.17: Hang time with my main boods. #boytime #saturdaze #kids #lovetheseguys #roadtrip

28.8.17: Lifestyle choices. #mtb #kona #lunchtime #😊

26.8.17: Nice work Gizzy #coast #sunset #walkies

20.8.17: Well hello Wellington. #vscocam #wellington #city #ocean #bigbigboat #betterlatethannever

20.8.17: Cheers SI, it’s been a blast #vscocam #lake #mountains #lakerotoiti #scenicmuch #northwardho

18.8.17: Getting some culture up me at the arty art place #art #matisse #christchurch #saturdaze

18.8.17: Cockpit shot. Now featuring a new rear shift which may or may not have been the result of a recent Port Hills incident. #vscocam #mtb #kona …

15.8.17: Love the wide open spaces in this place. #vscocam #northcanty #mountains #sky #morning #ontheroad

12.8.17: Where did you go today? #mtb #kona #rapaki #happytrails #uphill #downhill #sundaze

11.8.17: Mountains are good for the soul. #mountains #lake #snow #lakecoleridge #saturdaze #happy

11.8.17: Yay bikes. And mountains. And friends. #mtb #kona #mountains #lakecoleridge #saturdaze @andybwrc @ktauro

5.8.17: What do you call a group of mountain bikes? Fucking awesome. #vscocam #mtb #kona #christchurch #porthills #rapaki #sundaze #happy @andybwrc …

3.8.17: Well hello mainland. #ocean #southisland #bigbigboat @bluebridgeferry

3.8.17: NI-SI #sunrise #ocean #bigbigboat #wellington

23.7.17: In shorts and on the sand. Again. Pretty much loving Gisborne atm. #pacific #ocean #wainui #beach #winterschminter

22.7.17: Coasting. #beach #pacific #ocean #sundaze #vscocam #blacknwhite

18.7.17: This place. #wainui #beach #pacific #ocean #vscocam #winterschminter

16.7.17: Looking good, Ruapehu #vscocam #blacknwhite #holidaze #roadtrip #mountain #snow

14.7.17: Rivendell! #vscocam #holidaze #rivendell #lotr #middleearth

13.7.17: Shenanigans #happy #lovetheseguys #specialneeds

12.7.17: It’s cold and I’m thinking about the South and all the amazing places I saw on my winter tramps down there. Also: the great …

10.7.17: Nice work, Wellington. #vscocam #owhirobay #coast #ocean #holidaze #happy!

10.7.17: One nice, normal photo. That’s all I ask. #holidaze #rugrats #specialneeds #lovetheseguys

1.7.17: When you get offered a spare ticket at the last minute #NZLvBIL #biggame

28.6.17: It’s Cannon Point Thursday! #cpt #hiking #cloud #sky #☁️

26.6.17: ‘Sup. #vscocam #hiking #cannonpoint #morningblowout #morning #sunrise #fog

20.6.17: The day may be short but my list of things to be grateful for is long. #vscocam #hiking #☀️ #happyplace #morningblowout #winter #solstice

14.6.17: It’s Cannon Point Thursday! #cpt #hiking #bushwalk #morningblowout

12.6.17: ☀️

11.6.17: Current status. #vscocam #pacific #ocean #beach #mondaze

10.6.17: This way. #vscocam #pacific #ocean #whosaiditswinter

10.6.17: Morena 🔥 #morning #sunrise

9.6.17: I’m your Venus #morning #sunrise #nofilter

8.6.17: Awesome gig by these hardrocking Aussies last night 💥 @officialwolfmother #livemusic #bignightout

8.6.17: About to get Wolfmothered 🎸 #livemusic #bignightout

7.6.17: It’s Cannon Point Thursday! #cpt #hiking #nodogsallowed

6.6.17: Today I am a baker. #piespiespiespies @piespiespiespies

25.5.17: And another. #vscocam #hiking #bush #cpt

24.5.17: It’s Cannon Point Thursday! #cpt #hiking #morningblast #alltomyself

20.5.17: Happy trails. #vscocam #kids #crosscountry #running

14.5.17: #mtb #kona #cockpit #funemployed

8.5.17: 🔥 #sunshine #smoke

8.5.17: Current status. #vscocam #pacific #blue #ocean #bites

7.5.17: ☀️ #vscocam

6.5.17: #pacific #blue

6.5.17: #waterfall #sundae

27.4.17: Related to the last, #tbt to that time 21 years ago when I was taking a lunch break and saw Ruapehu explode. #volcano #mountain #eruption

26.4.17: Ruapehu #mountain #volcano #holidaze

25.4.17: Cracking day in Taupo. #holidaze #taupo #lake

22.4.17: Worser Bay. Although I have seen worse. #holidaze #wellington #beach #coast #

21.4.17: Chillin #holidaze #bush

19.4.17: #wellington #ocean #harbour #holidaze

19.4.17: At Te Papa with the Rugrats. Why are my kids always the weirdest ones. #hols #lols #tepapa #wellington

15.4.17: Current status. Happy Egg Day instapeople. #vscocam #hiking #morningblowout #cannonpoint #istillknowhowtowalk

14.4.17: Thought it was time for my first #cockpit shot.. am I doing it right? #vscocam #mtb #kona #gdrop #tunnelgully #haventdiedyet

10.4.17: Hmm. Second day, third ride… Will I remember how to tramping? #mtb #kona #tunnelgullying

9.4.17: Bike: check. Helmet: check. First ride: about to be checked. #mtb #bike #kona cheers @andybwrc

2.4.17: East Coast styles. Swims and ciders on the sand. #beach #wainui #gisborne #pacific #ocean #tonzontour #mondae

2.4.17: Wainui beach #vscocam #beach #pacific #ocean #gisborne #tonzontour #mondae

2.4.17: Current status. #beach #gisborne #mondae

2.4.17: Eastern BOP #vscocam #beach #ocean #sunset #tonzontour

31.3.17: Torbay. #vscocam #bw #rangitoto #beach #ocean #tonzontour

29.3.17: Papamoa #vscocam #bw #beach #birdlife #wildlife #tonzontour

29.3.17: Right where I should be right now. #papamoa #beach #pacific #theseguys #tonzontour

28.3.17: Kapiti. #vscocam #roadtrip #ocean #island #tonzontour hashtag credit @kelseyashworth5 😊

26.3.17: #tbt Saturday and that famous lake everyone instafaces. #vscocam #lake #roadtrip

25.3.17: Cannon Point, only 345m but still a good little climb. Wellington Harbour to the south. #hiking #trigbagging

24.3.17: Sound. #vscocam #ocean #marlboroughsounds

24.3.17: Pictown. #vscocam #b&w #picton #harbour #ocean #bigboatridetime

24.3.17: Lake Rotoroa #vscocam #lake #roadtrip #themsandfliestho

19.3.17: If you go to Chch you should see this. Tastefully done and poignant. #christchurch #eqnz #quakememorial

18.3.17: Gonna miss this place. #vscocam #lyttleton #farewelltour #coast #pacific #ocean

18.3.17: Took a stroll up through the Port Hills fire zone. Sobering stuff. #vscocam #chch #farewelltour

17.3.17: Coasting at Rakaia Huts. #vscocam #coast #pacific #ocean

16.3.17: That’s a wrap. #nofixedabode #adventuretime

12.3.17: Instagrams from the West Coast, 2014-2016.

2.3.17: Not how it’s supposed to be. #hanmer #fire #firefightersareawesome #betterworkstories

1.3.17: ✈️

22.2.17: Dry as. Heaps dry. #vscocam #heartland

12.2.17: Hello. #vscocam #sunrise #workfromhome

23.1.17: Good morning #clouds #toonicetobeatwork

15.1.17: I know it’s wrong to internet cats but he’s SLEEPING ON A FENCE #wtf #zig #cat #catsofinstagram

3.1.17: Change in the weather. #vscocam #hols #storm

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25.12.16: Til next time, NI ✈️ #onwardandsouthward

23.12.16: Love this kid. #xmas

23.12.16: CHC ✈️ WLG 😊 #xmas #hols

18.11.16: Yesterday. #eqnz #earthquake #canterburyhard #betterworkstories

18.11.16: It’s been that kind of week. #eqnz #earthquake #canterburyhard

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10.9.16: ☀️ #hiking #mountains #pacific #ocean

9.9.16: 😊 #vscocam #mountains #sunrise #lovethisplace

9.9.16: Coffee time. #hiking #icanseeyouchristchurch

8.9.16: Rush hour. #vscocam #snowday #heartland

7.9.16: Good morning ❄️ #vscocam #snowday

29.8.16: Land ho. #pacific #coast #ocean #betterworkstories

26.8.16: Where did you go today? #hiking #mountains #stjames #hanmertime @andybwrc @ktauro

19.8.16: Out the back. #mountains #hiking #lovethisplace

19.8.16: Cleaning out the winter cobwebs. #vscocam #mountains #hiking #snowonmyboots

17.8.16: Interior. #tbt to Sunday. #tolagabay #eastcoast #mountains

16.8.16: Beach life. #bird #sky #pacific #eastcoast

13.8.16: Very much liking this place right now. #vscocam #gisborne #eastcoast #pacific #ocean #sundaze

13.8.16: Tolaga Bay. It’s frikkin summer up here. ☀️😎 #vscocam #pacific #ocean #eastcoast #sundaze

12.8.16: Poverty Bay. #vscocam #gisborne #eastcoast #pacific

5.8.16: Morning ❄️ walk. #snowday

27.7.16: Blue on blue. #hiking #pacific #coast #tirimoana

24.7.16: Lovely day for a stroll… feels like summer. #mondayfunday #vscocam #hiking #coast #tirimoana

10.7.16: Nice day for a stroll… makes up for the minus seven this morning. #holidaze #rambling

9.7.16: School holiday ramblin #hiking #holidaze

23.6.16: This way to summer. #mountains #hiking #mthutt #tbt #winterblues

8.6.16: Morena #sunrise #morning

6.6.16: I know where I’d rather be. #mountains #tramping #hiking #coffee

5.6.16: Mt Freyberg #mountains #snow #thisplace

5.6.16: 😊 #mountains #morning #sunrise

5.6.16: This guy. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #nzwildlife #southislandrobin

5.6.16: Snow on the boots makes me happy. #winter #hiking #tramping #mountains #sundaze

2.6.16: Another shot from this morning. #vscocam #mountains #sunrise

1.6.16: Minus four in Hanmer this morning. #vscocam #mountains #winterishere #hanmerwinters

24.5.16: Hanmer Autumns. #vscocam #mountains #snow #hanmer #thisplace

21.5.16: N Canty sunsets now come with snow. #mountains #sunsets #snow #thisplace

20.5.16: That’s a wrap. #sunset #mountains #thisplace

19.5.16: I love you Friday. #vscocam #sunrise #fridaze

16.5.16: It’s getting cold. #vscocam #mountains #autumn #sunset

15.5.16: Good morning from N Canty #vscocam #heartland #sunrise #mondaze

14.5.16: Autumn in the Lewis. #vscocam #tramping #forest

14.5.16: Lake Danielling. #vscocam #tramping #lovethelewis #nomorehashtags

12.5.16: Change in the weather #vscocam #mountains #clouds #hanmerautumns

10.5.16: Out the back. #vscocam #mountains #trees

10.5.16: Good morning. #vscocam #mountains #rainbow #sunrise #humpday

4.5.16: The other day. #vscocam #sunset #mountains #tbt

2.5.16: Evening commute. #vscocam #mountains #sunset #thisplace

13.4.16: #tbt to that time I was in Queenstown a couple of weeks back. Hope your Thursday’s going well! #vscocam #sunset #mountains #lake …

10.4.16: ☀️ Sunshine and blue, blue seas. #vscocam #hiking #ocean #coast #taylorsmistake #christchurch

28.3.16: Today a.m. #morning #sunrise #pretendmonday

25.3.16: Finally got around to climbing a mountain I see every day. Had put it off as was just expecting pine forestry and 4wd tracks… Instead …

22.3.16: Today a.m. #vscocam #sunrise #morena

17.3.16: Laters QT. #vscocam #sunset #remarkables #mountains #queenstown #roadtrip

16.3.16: Today we had a @thehelicopterline chopper ride and landed on top of the Remarkables. It was rad. #vscocam #queenstown #remarkables …

15.3.16: The old girl. #vscocam #queenstown #lake #boat #earnslaw #roadtrip

15.3.16: Queenstown laying it on. #vscocam #roadtrip #mountains #remarkables #queenstown #roadtrip

14.3.16: Weather not really playing ball today but still managed a little glacier spotting. #vscocam #mountains #glaciers #aoraki #mtcook #roadtrip

13.3.16: My boy likes photoing almost as much as I do. Glad I got him a camera for Xmas. #vscocam #roadtrip #lake #tekapo #mountains

9.3.16: 🚶🏻Tirimoana. #vscocam #coast #ocean #hiking #postworkstroll

3.3.16: Well hello there Friday. #sunrise #morning #iloveyoufriday

27.2.16: Bealey colour #vscocam #mountains #bealeyspur #tramping #hiking

26.2.16: Top o’ the Waimak. #vscocam #mountains #river #tramping #hiking #bealeyspur #planb

26.2.16: On the spur. #vscocam #mountains #bealeyspur #planb

22.2.16: Change in the weather. #vscocam #mountains #mtcass #training #hiking

15.2.16: Where I wanna be. #vscocam #mountains #sunset #klondyke #stuckatwork

13.2.16: By Castle Hill… one area I can’t wait to explore properly. #vscocam #mountains #fog #thisplacelooksawesome

13.2.16: Gold. #vscocam #mountains #sunset #klondyke

12.2.16: Day 2. #vscocam #coasttocoast16 #teamkelsinator @kelseyashworth5

11.2.16: Camping at Klondyke with the cray cray Coast to Coasters… @kelseyashworth5 is smashing it. #coasttocoast16 #teamkelsinator

8.2.16: Good morning. #vscocam #mountains #sunrise #tuesdazed

26.1.16: ‘Sup. #vscocam #forest #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

18.1.16: Body at work but heart in the mountains #vscocam #tramping #hiking #mountains #lovethelewis

13.1.16: ☁️ #vscocam #morning #cloud #bw

12.1.16: 🌤 #morning

11.1.16: Sunday a.m. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #mountains #sunrise #lovethelewis

10.1.16: Another mountain sunset / another 50km 👣 weekend #vscocam #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

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30.12.15: Happy New Year 😊🎈 #tramping #hiking

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25.12.15: Xmas a.m. #nootherplaceidratherbe #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

25.12.15: Another Xmas Day spent in the Lewis 🚶🏻🌲🍾 #vscocam #tramping #hiking #friends #wine #lovethelewis

18.12.15: One of my most memorable tramps this year was climbing Avalanche Peak on Easter Sunday. It was raining and foggy all the way from North …

16.12.15: Got some good overnight rain. #vscocam #heapsbrown #neededthat

12.12.15: Like. #vscocam #cars #sweetride

9.12.15: Mountain dreaming. #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

6.12.15: #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

6.12.15: Sunday a.m. #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis #spensermountains

6.12.15: Clocked up some kms this weekend. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #mountains #lovethelewis #50kmweekend

29.11.15: Canterbury from Mt Cass. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #peakbagging with @andybwrc

29.11.15: Mt Cass tree life. Or perhaps not. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #postworkstroll

29.11.15: #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

28.11.15: Maruia River #vscocam #mountains #river #hiking #tramping #lovethelewis

27.11.15: #lovethisplace #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking

27.11.15: Today’s lunch view. From Ada Pass Hut. #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

21.11.15: After the rain. #vscocam #mountains #tramping #hiking #lovethelewis

13.11.15: Lewis tops and Spenser Range from The Apprentice. #vscocam #mountains #tramping #lovethelewis

12.11.15: Also: tarns. #vscocam #tramping #mountains #lakes #peaking #lovethisplace

12.11.15: The Apprentice, 1678m. Tagged and bagged. #vscocam #tramping #mountains #peaking #lovethelewis

25.10.15: This place. #vscocam #mountains #roadtrip #edoras #lotr

25.10.15: Yep. #vscocam #mountains #roadtrip

25.10.15: Edoras. #vscocam #mountains #roadtrip #lotr

11.10.15: Tarnriffic. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #klondyke

10.10.15: This place. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #klondyke

10.10.15: Dropping in. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #klondyke

10.10.15: #vscocam #tramping #hiking #klondyke

10.10.15: On the spur. #vscocam #tramping #hiking #klondyke #mountains

6.10.15: Weird cloud day. #vscocam #clouds

28.9.15: School holiday ramblin’. #vscocam #holidaze

26.9.15: Ah she’s a thing of beauty. #redpeak #nzflag #vscocam #sundaze

24.9.15: Big blue Friday. #vscocam #vsconz #pacific #ocean #pegasusbay

24.9.15: #vscocam #vsconz #heartland

20.9.15: WLG ✈️ CHC #clouds #holidaze

14.9.15: The ocean is green today. #vscocam #vsconz #pacific #ocean #pegasusbay

8.9.15: Hello. #vscocam #mountains #clouds

26.8.15: Promise. #vscocam #sunrise #morningcommute

25.8.15: Hump day. #vscocam #sunshine #clouds #theviewfromtheoffice

24.8.15: Love this place. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #clouds #theviewfromtheoffice

23.8.15: Good morning. #vscocam #sky #cloud #mountains #mondaze #bw

19.8.15: ☁️ #vscocam #cloud #sky

17.8.15: Can you tell I’m an Aussie Rules fan yet? #melbourne #mcg #tapestry #aussierules #tapestry

17.8.15: At the G. #vscocam #melbourne #mcg #cricket #straya #tonzontour

17.8.15: Go Roosters! 🏉 #vscocam #melbourne #aussierules #straya #tonzontour

17.8.15: MEL. #melbourne #straya #tram #tonzontour #vscocam

17.8.15: Hang time at the G. #melbourne #mcg #aussierules #tonzontour

16.8.15: 🏉 #vscocam #melbourne #tonzontour #gopies

16.8.15: Melbourne has some lovely old buildings. This is the town hall. #melbourne #tonzontour #vscocam #architecture

15.8.15: The mighty G. #vscocam #aussierules #tonzontour #straya #melbourne #mcg

15.8.15: Go the footie. #mcg #melbourne #straya #tonzontour #aussierules #afl #hawksvcats

15.8.15: Loving this place. #melbourne #straya #tonzontour #vscocam #city

14.8.15: This is Finn. He’s Australian but he’s alright. He now knows how to say “sweet bro”. #tonzontour #straya

13.8.15: Just about to CHC ✈️ MEL. #hereicome #straya #tonesontour

9.8.15: On top of old Foggy. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #snow #tramping #hiking #tb

29.7.15: July a.m. #morning #mountains #sunrise #tbt

26.7.15: Morena. #vscocam #vsconz #sunrise #morning #mondaze

19.7.15: Evenin’ #sunset #mountains #mondaze

15.7.15: Stay frosty. #vscocam #vsconz #tramping #hiking #river #lewisriver #sunday

13.7.15: Them hills though. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #sunrise #lovethisplace

13.7.15: Happy trails. #vscocam #vsconz #tramping #hiking #ninavalley #lovethelewis

12.7.15: Mt Hatless from Nina hut. #tramping #hiking #mountains #snow #lovethelewis #sundaze

12.7.15: Halfway to Nina hut. #vsconz #tramping #hiking #mountains #river #lovethelewis

11.7.15: Early tramping starts on Sundays sure have their upsides. #nofilter #sunrise #river #mountains

10.7.15: 200 posts in and I thought it was time for the closest thing to a selfie you’ll ever get from me. Gotta say I’m lovin Instagram …

10.7.15: Winter’s fine with me. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #snow #lovethisplace

10.7.15: Heartland. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #sunset

8.7.15: Snowline. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #snow #bw #schoolhols #lovethisplace

8.7.15: Snowland. #vscocam #vsconz #snow #winter #schoolhols #lovethisplace

6.7.15: Pegasus Bay, not today. #vscocam #vsconz #ocean #sea #beach #waves #schoolhols #lovethisplace

5.7.15: Hanmer Winters. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #clouds #schoolhols

30.6.15: Evening. #vscocam #mountains #sunset

29.6.15: Good morning! #vscocam #sunrise #morning

23.6.15: Morning commute. #vscocam #snow #winter

18.6.15: This morning. #vscocam #snow #bw

16.6.15: Old moon. #vscocam #moon #cloud #sunrise

15.6.15: Sunstrike. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #sunrise #lovethisplace

14.6.15: Autumn on the Avon.

14.6.15: Good morning. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #sunrise #hawk #nzspecies #monday

13.6.15: Winter tramping is fine with me. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #snow #tramping #hiking #klondyke #sundaze

11.6.15: Being treated to some bitchin’ sunsets around here right now. #sunset #nofilter #lovethisplace

10.6.15: Good morning. #vscocam #sunrise #clouds #lovethisplace

9.6.15: NW. #vscocam #clouds #sunset

7.6.15: Good morning! #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #sunrise #monday #lovethisplace

3.6.15: Morning commute. #vscocam #sunrise #fog #lovethisplace

1.6.15: East side. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking #sunrise #lovethelewis

31.5.15: Pics on this /1505 page are from my old Instagram. It’s winter and I’m okay with that. #lovethelewis

30.5.15: Sundaze. #lovethelewis

30.5.15: Got snow on my boots this morning. #lovethelewis

30.5.15: Saturday. #pacific

27.5.15: Another cold one coming up.

27.5.15: It’s minus six on my front lawn. #lovethisplace

24.5.15: It’s the little things.

24.5.15: Pacific.

20.5.15: Tasman.

19.5.15: Winter is nearly here. #imokaywiththat

13.5.15: Evening commute.

11.5.15: “Have you got my good side? You have? Sweet.” #southislandrobin

10.5.15: Kaikoura.

9.5.15: Took a drive to the mountains, ended up at the sea. #kaikoura

5.5.15: Life’s a beech … forest. #stjames

4.5.15: Good morning.

4.5.15: Shepherd’s delight.

3.5.15: Yes folks it’s another N Canty sunset.

3.5.15: The ballerina is my favourite. #chch #quakeart

2.5.15: So sunsets seem to be a thing with me at the moment. I’m okay with that.

30.4.15: A bit cloudy this morning. Oh well. #vscocam #vsconz #sunrise #mountains #cloud #iloveyoufriday

29.4.15: Today p.m. #vscocam #vsconz #sunset #mountains #lovethisplace

29.4.15: Today a.m. #vscocam #vsconz #sunrise #mountains #morning

29.4.15: On the tops. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #clouds #tramping #hiking

26.4.15: Where did you go today. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking #cannibalgorge

25.4.15: Straggler. #anzac #horse #100years100horses #ww100

23.4.15: Good morning. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #sunrise #iloveyoufriday

20.4.15: Above the bushline. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #snow #sky #stjames

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17.4.15: Heartland. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #snow #hanmerrange #roadtrip

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13.4.15: Good morning. #vscocam #vsconz #canterbury #snow

12.4.15: First of the winter snows. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #winter #canterbury #snow #imokaywiththat

10.4.15: Forecast: uncertain. #vscocam #vsconz #valley #mountains #waimakaririri #river #tramping #hiking

9.4.15: Good morning. #brockenspectre #shadow #mountain #cloud #tramping #hiking

7.4.15: Last one, I promise. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking

6.4.15: Stop it. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #clouds #rainbows #tramping #hiking #thisfrikkinplace

6.4.15: Mt Rolleston and the Crow Glacier. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking #bw

5.4.15: Close. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking #avalanchepeak

5.4.15: Finally got my harrier shot. #vscocam #vsconz #nzspecies #australasianharrier #bird #sky

4.4.15: No filter needed for this one. Avalanche Peak is in the bag. #mountains #tramping #hiking #arthurspass #happyeaster

3.4.15: East star. #vscocam #sunrise #mountains #goodmorning

2.4.15: On the spur. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #clouds #tramping #hiking #upupup #klondykeloop

2.4.15: Where did you go today. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #lake #tarn #tramping #hiking #klondykeloop #agoodfriday

1.4.15: Good morning. #vscocam #sunrise #morning #hills

31.3.15: Blue on blue.

30.3.15: Good morning.

25.3.15: This place.

21.3.15: Showed some friends one of my favourite places. #photoallthethings

21.3.15: Tops.

20.3.15: Saturday is hill day.

19.3.15: Them lines.

19.3.15: Roll on Saturday.

15.3.15: The Bay from the Mount.

14.3.15: Out the back just now. It’s good to be home.

13.3.15: Bay of plenty.

13.3.15: The Pacific was warm today.

11.3.15: Room with a view.

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4.3.15: Ridge line.

3.3.15: The beautiful Rakaia and Mt Hutt.

3.3.15: Midweek mountain dreaming.

2.3.15: Teasy, teasy clouds. #needrain

21.2.15: The lesser spotted Andy in what’s fast becoming his natural habitat. #leavethebikeathome

21.2.15: 2081m.

20.2.15: Where did you go today.

19.2.15: There’s a darkness on the edge of town.

18.2.15: Before the rain came.

18.2.15: Rush hour mainland style.

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15.2.15: Into the west.

14.2.15: This was a first for me… a happy, happy first. A karearea (NZ falcon) casually landed in front of me and we spent about 5mins …

14.2.15: Where did you go today? Mt Haast (by Springs Junction), 1587m and high above the highway.

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1.2.15: Culvertown.

28.1.15: Mt Technical and Waterfall Creek.

24.1.15: A mountain flower.

24.1.15: Tops.

23.1.15: Where did you swim today.

22.1.15: Big blue.

16.1.15: This place.

16.1.15: Saturday is hill day.

15.1.15: Out the back just now: rain-damp grass, and this.

15.1.15: Looking forward to hiking all the things tomorrow with these fine people.

12.1.15: New Zealand rocks.

8.1.15: Well hello there.

5.1.15: 1800m.

4.1.15: Descent from 1998m.

4.1.15: Castle Hill Peak from Foggy, in summer. In the bag.

3.1.15: Overnighting in the Lewis last week. I camped under a vast dark cliff and had the place to myself.

3.1.15: Castle Hill Peak from Foggy, in winter. On the list for next week.

28.12.14: The tippy top. Aoraki Mt Cook by chopper. #vscocam #vsconz #mountain #tb

16.12.14: Outlook for Wednesday. #vscocam #bw #hills #clouds

14.12.14: Pacifica. #vscocam #ocean #sea #bluemonday

12.12.14: 1700m #travatore #tops #vscocam #flowers #tramping #hiking

12.12.14: This guy was enjoying being in the clouds as much as I was. #vscocam #travatore #mountains #cloud #gull #tramping #hiking

11.12.14: A poppy from my garden for Friday.

10.12.14: Nor’wester. #vscocam #clouds #sky

8.12.14: Hello. #vscocam #sunrise #morning

5.12.14: #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking #breakfastview

5.12.14: How was your breakfast view today. #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #tramping #hiking #anotheroneinthebag

5.12.14: En route to Travers Peak #vscocam #vsconz #mountain #cloud #tramping #hiking

3.12.14: Treelines. #vscocam #trees #blackandwhite

3.12.14: #vscocam #vsconz #mountains #blackandwhite #bringontheweekend

3.12.14: Grounded. #vscocam #feathers

28.11.14: The St James from Mt Isobel.

28.11.14: If you’re gonna climb hills with @andybwrc, there’s gonna be pirate flags.

26.11.14: Throwing back. #tbt

25.11.14: Thinking of the weekend.

15.11.14: Give us this day our daily walk.

15.11.14: The land flows here.

14.11.14: Foresting.

8.11.14: Where did you go today. #lewispass

8.11.14: Tarn it. #lewispass

7.11.14: Foggy start to the day.

2.11.14: Them hills. #tb

29.10.14: Into it #vscocam #surfing #beach #pakiri #tbt #bw

26.10.14: Cannibal Gorge #vscocam #vsconz #lewispass #bush #river

26.10.14: Nothing like a day in the mountains. #vscocam #vsconz #lewispass #lovethisplace

23.10.14: The mighty Huka #vscocam #vsconz #waterfall #tb

22.10.14: Quake art #chch #eqnz #quakeart #art

19.10.14: Open ‘em up. #vscocam #forest #rain #landscape #art #imadeathing

18.10.14: Winter’s over #vscocam #trees #snow #tb

16.10.14: Up #vscocam #skycity #building #akl #bw #tb

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13.10.14: Fly bye. #planes #sky #sundaze

10.10.14: Pacific #vscocam #vsconz #coast #ocean

9.10.14: AKL—-? #vscocam #plane #sky

8.10.14: Overview #vscocam #vsconz #coromandel #coast #tbt

8.10.14: Cathedral Cove #vscocam #vsconz #beach #coast #tbt #g12

6.10.14: Feeling blue at #chch airport #vscocam #byekids #:(

6.10.14: Hanmer Spring #vscocam #vsconz #forest #rain #lovethisplace

3.10.14: Tekapo #vscocam #vsconz #tekapo #lake #g12 #tbt

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29.9.14: All pics on this /1409 page are from my old Insta account. Wired. #porters

28.9.14: Took a little walk along the edge of things. #waipara

25.9.14: This guy. #kaikoura

23.9.14: Coasting it at Motunau.

20.9.14: Go. Away. #kaikoura

20.9.14: Wild life. #kaikoura

18.9.14: Gore Bay.

17.9.14: It’s spring!

15.9.14: Near Aoraki.

15.9.14: Lake Tekapo.

14.9.14: West coasting.

13.9.14: West coasting.

13.9.14: Akaroa Head.

13.9.14: That time on the Earnslaw.

12.9.14: Christchurch.

9.9.14: CHC-AKL.

6.9.14: Suncoast.

6.2.05: Went scalloping. The thing I’ll remember most about it, apart from nearly running over a group of chest-deep scallopers in our little boat? …

30.1.05: Opened savings accounts for the boys this week; as of this moment they each have the grand total of $10 to their names. Which means that …

25.1.05: Someone found my blog by typing in “aussie flag”. Someone else found it by typing “split sphincter”. Hmm… …

24.1.05: Went went gadget airplane; I went with it and so did the seat beside me, filled with a hundred or so kilograms of nose-picker …

22.1.05: Growled at the boy today for lying on top of his little brother. “I’m not happy,” he said, and went off to his room. A few …

18.1.05: We found five baby sparrows scattered across the middle of the back lawn. I’m not sure how they got there; the trees the local birds seem to …

17.1.05: Seven years and nine hundred million miles, and how do they describe Titan’s surface? Squishy. —So how do you write a letter to your …

2.12.04: Drank some beer and played some pool with my Swiss mate the other night. Did you know the Swiss call overs “halves” and unders …

1.12.04: From: JamesSent: Tues 8:38 pm.To: TonyCc:Subject: What I get to write in reports to management The latter will be lifted as a single unit …

29.11.04: My worst fears have materialised. Yesterday the boy spilt his drink. “Shit,” he said. I looked at him, surprised. He looked at …

27.11.04: When I picked the boy up from daycare yesterday the car windows were down. “Close the windows shut please, daddy,” he asked me …

16.11.04: There’s something very satisfying about throwing a pack on your back and getting into the bush on your own. Going feral, as my …

5.11.04: Well, it’s pretty clear who the Americans want as their president — and that the best headline of the ‘04 election …

3.11.04: The boy just ate five weetbix. Five. I’m very proud. —“I believe in Communism in its purest from,” a workmate said after …

18.9.04: The boy had his first real hold of the baby, and his grin was something to behold. I’m thinking of training him to change the …

17.9.04: This has been the most bizarre week. The birth of our baby boy shown in the previous post wasn’t the only family news on Sunday — …

12.9.04: Well our newest little son (!) doesn’t seem to care for finely-laid plans or C-sections for that matter. He arrived at 1:26am today …

11.9.04: It’s not like we’ve had three hurricanes in a month like Florida or anything but still, us North Islanders have had a fair bit …

10.9.04: It turns out A may need a Caesarian because of the fun and games she had delivering the boy. We’re off to get a scan today to see how …

8.9.04: Lessons learned on the Southern Motorway at 8:30 am: When you’re running late for a meeting, it pays to remember your cell phone.Speed …

7.9.04: The boy has discovered that I too have a first name. “Tony,” he says sometimes with a cheeky little grin, …

6.9.04: The goldfish are called Goldie and Spot. Yeah, I know. I wanted to call them Guido and Bruiser but I was over-ruled. They’re very, er, …

5.9.04: Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I got the coolest card from the boy. He’s very clever for a two-year-old. Righto. …

4.9.04: Happy Anniversary babe. Just watched Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. As far as I’m concerned any movie with …

3.9.04: Has anyone in the history of the world woken up on the day of a dentist appointment and actually been excited to be going? I think not. Who …

2.9.04: Just sold some shares for 60c each that I bought five years ago for $3.50. I don’t think that’s the way it’s supposed to …

1.9.04: Some athletes will always cheat, so bugger it - why don’t you just bite the bullet and give the drug cheats their own competition. …

31.8.04: The moon was so bright this morning it almost hurt to look at, and the cemetery looked how cemeteries are supposed to look: draped in mist …

29.8.04: Is losing two balls on two holes worse than losing three balls on one? I suspect not, even though 2 x 2 is more than 1 x 3. Lost six balls …

27.8.04: They say you should never shake a baby but I give the boy a good shake when I get him out of the bath. Gets rid of all those drips. I give …

27.8.04: “Its time for a change” reads the billboard of a local mayoral candidate. It doesn’t seem to be time for apostrification …

26.8.04: The sneezing part is the only semi-OK thing about having a cold. Sneezing feels good. It sucks though when you need to sneeze but …

25.8.04: I’ve found several large dog turds on my lawn over the last few months, and each time I’ve cursed the mutt responsible and its …

24.8.04: The boy seems to have developed his dad’s love of tucker — he’s barely two and already putting away three weetbix, a squished …

23.8.04: Sarah Ulmer has kicked butt in the individual pursuit — awesome. That’s three golds for NZ athletes now. (Yeah yeah, technically the …

22.8.04: I just settled down on the couch to watch the Olympics with a nice hot cup of Dilmah and a piece of home-made carrot cake, and all …