Thank you for the music

Today His Lordship and I went and helped an old friend sort some of the music in his garage. That friend is Bernie Allen, and he has had a life in music that spans from the 1950s and still continues today. For the best part of 15 years Bernie has simply been unable to open one of the doors of his double garage due to the many, many boxes of music that live there, and of course, there is a story behind each of these boxes. Continue reading “Thank you for the music”

We built this city …

Last week I went to Christchurch for work for a night. It is the first time I have been back to Christchurch since late 2010 when I was there briefly between the September and February earthquakes. We had a house there and we called by to check it out when we were passing through town to see ow the tenants were faring, and to check on the reported damage.
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Taking the plunge

Sometimes making a major change in your life is something you keep looking for excuses to put off, until finally it becomes clear that you are, in fact, obfuscating. For me this preparation started some two to three years ago as I started to increase the levels of freelance work I undertook within the library profession. Continue reading “Taking the plunge”

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