Category Archives: Academic

December 18, 2018 … reaching a seasonal climax

It has been a busy week with various end of year functions with camera club and friends and a graduation ceremony (of which, more later). The week ahead looks no better, so let’s see what happened this week.   I … Continue reading

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August 17, 2018 … nor any drop to drink*

Though I am not an ancient mariner, I seem to find water, water everywhere*. My first image this week is of the bend in the Hutt River near Totara Park, Upper Hutt. Apart from the patch of white water, the … Continue reading

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October 5, 2016 … the sun comes back again

There was a dinner in town for my friend, PhD supervisor and former colleague, Emeritus Professor Pak Yoong to mark the occasion of his retirement. Several of us who were successfully navigated by him to our doctorates gathered to honour … Continue reading

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January 23, 2016 … time to get a grip

Clearly, if I hold the reins too loosely, this thing could get away on me. It was never my intention to let a week go by without a new edition of this blog. On the other hand, I had done … Continue reading

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September 6, 2015 … “A Handsome Pile”*

While I don’t regret leaving, I have a certain fondness for the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University. The Hunter Building in particular has a special place in my memories. I was privileged to have an office in the old building … Continue reading

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August 24, 2015 … disrupting the memories

My wandering took me up the hill to the Kelburn campus of Victoria University of Wellington. It is likely that the passing of my friend Gary was the subconscious cause. I have not a single regret about retirement, but on … Continue reading

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November 8, 2014 … sunshine in the city and speeches at the convention

The brevity regime is still in force. Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and former colleague from university. On the way there, “the Beehive”, inspired if not actually designed by the architect, Sir Basil Spence was in front of … Continue reading

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