Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 31, 2012 … let there be light*

Tacit knowledge has been a subject of great academic interest to me. It is an important aspect of management studies and of communication. Crudely speaking, tacit knowledge is stuff that we know, but don’t know that we know. For example, … Continue reading

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May 30, 2012 … the shades of night are falling fast*

In deep reflective mood. On Monday, my friend Tony Bridge, currently travelling in China, wrote in his excellent blog, of a challenge or ‘wero’ thrown down by his friend Doc Ross. My interpretation of Doc’s challenge was that ‘these are good … Continue reading

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May 29, 2012 … the morning after the night before

That’s it! Teaching is done! Real life begins! Having completed my last lecture yesterday, only the marking of final assignments, and helping in the preparation for the oral defence by two of my PhD students stands between me and the … Continue reading

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May 28, 2012 … it’s an ill wind

Though I know exactly what is implied, I have really never understood the derivation of phrase “turned to custard”. I like custard!  Custard is positive. If anything, the advent of prepacked custard in the supermarket chiller has enhanced my liking for … Continue reading

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May 27, 2012 … Saturday sports

Another chaotic day, and not even another dollar to show for it. … not that I am pursuing dollars so much these days. Yesterday afternoon, I went to watch granddaughter Maggie play netball again. I don’t intend to post a … Continue reading

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May 26, 2012 … home to roost

Everybody has to be somewhere. And in my case, where I  am governs where my camera is. I spent much of yesterday finishing off the editing of the commission I referred to in yesterday’s blog. Then a chunk of the … Continue reading

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May 25, 2012 … better to light a candle than curse the darkness

From the beginning, I have said I value feedback. My eldest son David asked a valid question on the forum  at the end of yesterday’s blog entry … “Is ‘a photo a day’ cramping your style – discuss?” Hm. There … Continue reading

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May 24, 2012 … I should have drunk the wine

Desperation time again … Nine thirty in the evening with no worthwhile photo. I promised myself I would not be getting into these situations. Yet there I was again. Tripod, black background, two wineglasses, some wine, a remote trigger and … Continue reading

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May 23, 2012 … golden opportunity

Serendipity has its place. Planned photos probably have the highest yield, but lucky accidents are good too. Late yesterday afternoon, I was in Seaview (the industrial suburb at the Eastern end of Petone), beside the recently cleaned and now concrete-lined … Continue reading

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May 22, 2012 … last (and first) light

Class preparation done, but no “photo for the day” in the can! Aaagh!  Still, it was 4pm and as we get are getting nearer to Winter, the sun was already low in the sky. Lovely light and long shadows.  So, … Continue reading

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