In May, I made the momentous decision to move from Auckland to Wellington. It has been an interesting time as the two cities are so different, some days I feel like I’m in another country. But I am gradually learning the nuances of life in this weird and wonderful town and slowly adjusting to its different pace. During this time, I have been emailing a friend with my observations of life in Wellington, so I thought I’d share a few. Continue reading Despatches From Wellington
It’s almost seven years since my dad died. Seven years. Jesus, it still seems like last week, although it has taken me until now to talk about it without dissolving into tears.
Two years ago, on May 6, 2014 to be exact, Auckland journalist David Farrier tweeted that he was “chasing a little story about bizarre ‘competitive tickling’ videos that are appearing on Vimeo.” Last week I saw the end result of the “little story” that lead Farrier and his friend Dylan Reeve down a very deep rabbit hole that led to the dark side of the internet, sexual fetish, and human nature.
Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole With Tickled
I think journalism is a great career – or it was. I left a while ago because it is a fast-paced job and you had to be tough to survive in it – have the grit to dig out the important stories, and the resilience to cope with the lame ones. I didn’t have the mental resources at the time, but I still cherish quality journalism and consider myself a news junkie. Continue reading Attention-seeking fact-free clickbait – what success kid REALLY looks like 2016
Whenever I get stressed about a work-related problem, I try to remind myself that most of what I do really doesn’t matter. After all, if some content I’ve written has a typo or spelling mistake then it’s easily fixed. After all, I’m not a pilot or air traffic controller and my mistakes don’t result in a flaming wreck at the end of the runway or debris raining from the skies. Continue reading What’s your problem?