Surprises and aliens

            After being away for 12 weeks over the past four months, it is good to be home for a while.             After voting in the advance poll, I was out of the province during the municipal elections.             Arriving home, I find the general reaction to be the same as my own. We are […]

Wellington, New Zealand

            From Napier, we drove down to Wellington, New Zealand’s capitol, at the bottom of the South Island.             On the way, we got further reminders of just how empty most of New Zealand is. Like Canada, it is getting emptier. People are abandoning the smallest communities. We stopped in one rusting, rotting, flaking little […]