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New Zealand.
Life of learning to find what life is about.
Interests: Art, Science, Medicine, vet & pharmaceuticals R&D, my dog wesime and like breeds, cricket, football, rugby, athletics
Recent Activity
Last weekend I was gifted a frypan, an electric frypan. It was a surprise because the only time I had ever mentioned one was three or four decades ago on a visit to hillside dwellers at Mount Pleasant, Nr Christchurch. Still, amazed as I had been then, the memory prodded... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at My Blog
Art: Truth.. is the first casualty of war. That said, we would like to 'Heel!' for a while along its pavements or sidewalks and tarry Behind the Lines in search of values therein. Join us, do. BiL news tip this week was how NorNickel(aka Norilsk Nickel) stock lost (USD )10Bn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: Twixt mind and deeds President Putin's darkness shall find uxo. Conundrum: the heart of that which has zero mass yet travels at the speed of light answers. Gotta dodge now, Cheers! Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Photo received this morning, cropped a little for size reasons.. Rather illustrating that a killing culture exists among Russian combatants or troops for Ukrainians. Wholly unjustifiable as we may find this, from an aggressors pov civilian slaughter could be deliberate warning(intimidation) to the peoples of other would be territorial takes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Posted Mar 26, 2022 at My Blog
Art: Roof tops, revolution, rallies and resilience. Compressed photo filtered to mono for greater clarity.. Visited the ICC website the other day, looking for an appropriate start point. Cases received on Ukraine were two, each over a short period of time; one - the second - of but weeks yet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: 2018: glory of color denied; B&W clearer on those who lied.. Almost four years ago (March 18th) President Putin was returned to top office by the Russian people. Third term secured, he pushed the assembled parliament to extend succession a further two terms. To 12 years; that is to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Satellite shot from 60Kms, widened to reveal a count of aircraft capacity. Based in Belarus I can't say whether they'd operate directly from there or serve reserve for when Ukraine facilities available.. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: what megalomania looks like.. Be first, they said, for an occasional offering. Hi folks, Rambo here, being a "gud boi" because Me and App are not into their best right now. Besides, there's an awful lotta water in the kitchen and they both look fantastic with mops! First up,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Heads Up to Chris Mason for this twitter feed. Original widened, shortened to make a better fit for requirements. Plus it's not unlike something App's friend painted many years ago. Later in season, less foliage, more color(leaves) either side of path and the puddle closer to viewers, bisecting path. Effect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: US Department of Justice are alert and on the case, reports Reuters.. Another remarkable day - having on display - this month may - resilience and resolve - forces pitted against one other - who, made in his own mold - must be so bold - as to not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: Russian Assets: Top, the ones ambition 'kills for': Bottom, what 'ambition' kills with. Good Evening. When duty calls we are obligated to become snappier; shorter, to the point--all three of which shall feature tonight. You'll pick up for why as we proceed.. App's Intel Actioned by App's intel Me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: This beautiful double image appeared on the NYTimes (c/o Reuters) this morning. And to us the impression of people inside buildings being bombed elsewhere is rendered real. App Story: Persuaded to not take some meds this morning so as to go shopping twenty miles away, Me came home to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at Rubber...Road
Art: Ukraine flag (left); Russian crusher (right)..heavy track vehicle mounting saloon car: App story. [Me]Evening all! First up we’re on transcript, reason explained by App when she gets going.. App [cutting in]: No. Shush! [pause] Reason is—holy help!—that was no missive, that was missile—Snatta you want outta there! Yeah, yep,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at Rubber...Road
The world changed. Went to the dogs. Leastways initially, but if you know dogs they will hang on to what they've got. True. Give yours a toy..he/she plays with it..if it survives the mauling it gets dropped.. but don't you dare go pick it up.. because sure as sure your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Rubber...Road
ART: Vermont Sky: Tough call: Says why art value holds Up! Followers may wish to catch up with Prof. Krugman’s take and its value to informed American discourse. My reason for including his highly relevant graph relates to what has happened over a similar period in residential property in NZ.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2022 at My Blog
Art: Result of too much acid rain, not enough forethought.. Michigan researchers - into Covid-19 have come up with an interesting finding—indigestion treatment with proton pump inhibitors(PPIs) increases coronavirus positive testing. [ppi reduce hydrogen, increase pH] The study holds greater credibility from having over 60,000 patients under observation. Making explanation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at My Blog
On a Friday morning several weeks ago a nurse from the District's nursing service was redressing my leg 'wounds' when she suddenly erupted into conversation. She said: What color is it..?..the car.. the new car..your new car? A little surprised at her intense tone I waited for the right words... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2021 at Rubber...Road
ART: John Coltrane & Stan Getz Music: Autumn in New York - features a tidy tonal piano scene-setter Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at My Blog
Did You Know..? This morning in a read of economist, Paul Krugman @NYT, I came upon a colon immediately followed by a capital letter i.e. He. Now in English usage the capital is seldom called for, but in American usage it is preferred. Which raises issue when what follows a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at My Blog
ART: Minch (2021) Meets Grinch(2020) I opened the NYTimes this morning and - reading it the correct way (right to left) - found this: Your Dog Had the Best Year Ever To which, Minch, sharp as a tack, barked: Imagine that! As you can see above, Grinch was not up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at My Blog
Art: Lear by Ford Madox Brown Let's start with a question, shall we? Ford Madox Brown was a French born English artist with a reputation for painting moral or historical figures; so, was Lear moral or historical? As I said, you decide. Helping hand To my great surprise this morning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at My Blog
ART: Mount Cook after rains - Lake at its foot colored by silt suspension Not so very far away in the bygone era of time and space with its artful Now and Then (aka Time) emphasis our preoccupations turned about speed, fast and fastest. Our way, shall we say, of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at from the DogHaus
A kind of rally cry dating back to end 1991/beginning 1992 when I suggested to PM Jim Bolger in a festive blog that he take up political renewal and relevance through policies of social cohesion.. Something I have always thought he took note of, at least in a more relaxed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at from the DogHaus
Josephine was not talking to Napoleon when she showed... Excuse me @saturdayRNZ, but.. ... the nature of biosurfactants means that they are able to interact with the lipid membrane of the virus Pulmonary surfactant DPPC [short for don’t ask— :-) ] is thereby overwhelmed by Sars Cov2, necessitating ventilator use... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at from the DogHaus