Friday, 22 October 2004

I need to get into the habit of being inspired to write and thanks to a former Prime Minister of New Zealand, I have. I visited which is a collection of blogs, including Russel brown, a well known media commentator. THey have publicshed the transcript of David Lange's speech at Oxford aginst nuclear weapons which he devlivered in 1984. THis resulted in the distinct cooling of relations between New zealnd and the United states. It was inspirational.

I would be the first to admit that I am an irrational pacifist. I would rather be over run than fight. I guess this is because I have never experienced an occupation. However it seems to me that Lange is right. Threatening destruction upon others as a form of defence is no defence at all. My hope is that New Zealand will not forget its courageuos and independent past and will not give up the right to choose peace rather than aggression.

Monday, 11 October 2004

Well it has been a long time since I last blogged. Too much going on in my head to be able to think any profound thoughts to share with anyone else. Over the last little while I think I have been hitting my quarter life crisis. I have been teaching for almost three years now and the shine has definitely worn off. I am no longer motivated by my teacher training adn trying to the 'best'. I want to do more than be a glorified entertainer adn adminstrator which is what this job feels like a lot of the time. I have had a few experiences recently which have reinvigorated my passion for lliving a radical adn counter cultural life. I don't want to believe that the vision and hope I had for my future while I was at University was only a phase and that I am doomed to disappear into suburban malady. So I want to blog again adn to try and figure out what I can be adn do to make more of an impact and to live a life worth remembering and telling my grandchildren about.

P.S. I actually feel lighter knowing Dick Hubbard is now mayor of Auckland!