|Poster for Otago University Student President Elections|
He was the runner-up
Go to: http://www.critic.co.nz/features/article/2497/a-beginners-guide-to-the-american-presidential-ele
|View across the Leith to the University Staff Club|
As far as work goes, I finally realized (I'm slow sometimes, or just stubborn!), that the only way to get manuscripts completed is to complete them. So after dabbing in Northwest nelson for a while, I got back to Eyre Creek and I have been hunkered down all week just going through it. Slow going - and TONS of papers to read as I do it. If Ben's friend Ethan can run 93 miles in 27 hours, 19 minutes, 19 seconds (I don't know how he does it) - he just completed the fastest known time for a complete, unsupported circumnavigation of Mount Rainier - then I can get this done.
Go to: http://beyondtheranges.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/wonderland-trail-fkt-927-928/
|Window display in a knick-knack store. I don't think one|
would ever see this in the US.
Oh, and the most unsettling thing last. On my way home from St. Clair the other day (Sunday) I spotted this display in a knick-knack store window. I was absolutely stunned. Gobsmacked. Actually puzzled.
My first reaction was horror - how could race continue to presented like this ? The dolls reminded me of the statuettes we got with Robertsons Jam labels when I was a child in the UK (I just cringe when I look back on that). Then I tried to argue with myself that there were 'white' rag dolls in the window too, and why, after all, should there not be both white and black dolls. Anyway, it was Sunday, and the shop was closed, so I have been left to live with my reflections. I really do wonder if the owners have any idea about what their display signified.