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By baruk on December 10, 2010
title: this book is overdue! : how librarians and cybrarians can save us all author: marilyn johnson website: www.thisbookisoverdue.com available @ auckland libraries my time (9 months so far) as a library assistant at onehunga library has been one of the most rewarding periods of my working life. there is little i don’t love about […]
By baruk on December 3, 2010
around this time last year we had the end of year christmas picnic at hamilton north school, where i was a relieving teacher aide for a while. 2009 was the first time i had any extended contact with intellectually disabled children, and i was coming to the end of that experience. it was almost gratifying […]
By baruk on November 27, 2010
By baruk on November 12, 2010
onehunga reminds me very much of madanriting. a little tacky, a little rough around the edges, and not always ‘nice'; but just as much laughter and singing as any-richer-where else. i missed many opportunities to learn from madanriting when i lived there, nor did i give back as much as i could have. and sometimes, […]
By baruk on November 5, 2010
rangitoto is a volcanic island just off auckland’s northern coastline, and can be seen from many parts of the city. it erupted about 600 years ago (within memory of the local maori tribes) and has entered their mythology. the ‘horizons’ refer, i guess, to the geographic and cultural positions of rangitoto…always horizons, rarely centre stage. […]
By baruk on October 29, 2010
the wind does not sway these buildings. they stand strong and brutal like sureness. and in the silence before the lights change i breathe.
By baruk on October 22, 2010
By baruk on October 13, 2010
interrupting my weekly-post rhythm for a beautiful piece by sanga: teacher, basketball player and 1/3rd of naked and in love. also (fairly obviously) a poet, and till recently, quite the technophobe. go here for another sample of his work. cheraw is one of the traditional dances of the zo tribes, and characteristically has a one-two […]