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

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

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

Here’s hoping many of the young people involved in today’s climate strikes have their sights set on science and engineering educations. Also, economics.

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

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

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

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 ropes. WOW.

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.

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

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. He’s approaching eighteen and finds his workload increasing and free time decreasing, so he’s starting to grapple with the things we grapple with as adults. And since I don’t have all the answers myself it can be hard to provide the words he needs to hear. But I do my best and tell him it’s mostly in the doing but we also need ways to find it in the being, and he seems to feel better.

Films watched in winter: 🍿

The Bourne Identity
Mad Max: Fury Road
The World’s End
Life Itself
The Girl on the Train
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Pan’s Labyrinth
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Battlestar Galactica
The Matrix
The Final Quarter
Reservoir Dogs