News Personal and professional

I have been so busy lately that I have not been a regular presence on any social network or blog. I'm still here, yes yes, I'm here... as the sondheim song says. I continue to work for AUT as an electronic notetaker 2-3 days a week. This makes me a little money but, more importantly, [...]

News and Travels, mostly the latter

Went to Melbourne, Australia for the weekend of the 20th May to the Monday the 23rd. Finally have time to blog about it. Melbourne is a beautiful city with lots of old buildings and Victorian architecture. Ma and me went shopping but she didn’t buy anything the whole weekend. The first day, we had lunch [...]

Reporting In

Well, a lot and not much has happened since I last posted here. Most exciting news is me and Ma are going on holiday to Melbourne, Australia, for the weekend. We shall return on Monday. We hope to shop and have fun! The weather there looks the same as here — cloudy and a little rain. In [...]

What’s Happening?

I am dressing up my Wordpress site which everybody says already looks quite stylish. Mostly I am discovering new folks to follow. In other news, I am recording songs. One of them, White Wings I have put on You Tube. I am also listening a lot to the work of Stan Rogers and hope to [...]

Happy Easter and Stuff

Happy Easter day to all my followers in the States where it is still Easter Sunday. Here in NZ it’s Easter Monday so happy belated Easter and hope the easter bunny was kind to you. My radio show goes well. JM, the boss of the outfit really likes it. Others do too which is cool! [...]

I’m spinning records for love!

Hey all-I am officially an internet DJ spinning records for love. My show is on MushroomFM on Friday at 5pm in New Zealand. That’s Thursday 11pm ET in the US. I hope you will tune in and check me out. I have never done a radio show by myself before. I used to make recordings [...]

Dr Doris is calling me!

So I have to qualify as something. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social sciences which I earned in 2013. They told me the BA is not a work qualification. but this I learned only about halfway through the degree. I got my degree but did not get very good marks and [...]

Seasons Greetings and Stuff

Seasons Greetings to all my WordPress followers and readers from other spheres too! I hope you all had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you. 2016 is nearly here and hopefully it will be a great one for all of us. I am heading down country tomorrow — to see Sam, my very old [...]

Drones and Stuff

Yesterday went to buy an sd card reader for my Mac which, alas, doesn’t have an sd slot. $12 later I had one but I also found out some interesting stuff while in JB HiFi. Kelly, one of their tech assistants, who calls me Margaret when my name is Mara showed me the drones. Yeah, [...]

More Stuff

Today helped Leeanne set up a wordpress blog. Hopefully we’ll see something from her soon. There have been lots of fireworks around here. Guy Fawkes was on the 5th of this month and folks are still letting them off tonight. have been reading a lot of books. The most interesting one is called When the [...]