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AmeriNZ Blog · 6d ago

Non-odoriferous

The Internet can teach us many things. While some of them are merely entertaining, like how to play a game, some are particularly useful, like how to remove odours, for example. Recently, a ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

#CultureOfLove spreads a great message

The United Nations’ Free & Equal project has launched a mini-campaign exploring the role that culture and tradition play in the lives of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people a...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Issue storytelling done by a storyteller

Political messaging comes in many forms, from overt advertising, viral videos, pop songs, TV satire, and so much more. When it’s done right, it can influence opinion and voting behaviour. Th...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

2Political Podcast 123 is available

Episode 123 of the 2Political Podcast is now available from the podcast website. There, you can listen, download or subscribe to the podcast, or leave comments on the episode. The five most ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

The wind began to switch

There was a storm on Tuesday night. There’s nothing unusual about that, apart from the fact we had no idea it was coming. The wind was fierce, often driving a hard rain. It was bad enough th...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Midweek Diversion: Ozzy v. Earth, Wind & Fire

If there was a list of best mash-ups ever, this would have to be near the top—it’s truly inspired. The video above is itself a mash-up of video footage of the two performances, and it someho...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Health and sickness

Yesterday I finally had a consultation that should have happened months ago, and the results were all good. But getting to that point made me feel really quite unwell, and that was despite t...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Today’s dilemma

Just now. Sunny came running to me from where she'd been sleeping, lay down and went right to sleep. Deeply, snoring, even. This put me in a dilemma: Should I stand still and quiet, or shoul...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

So, Mother’s Day

Among the last photos I took of my mother, ca. 1980. Today is Mother’s Day, which, unlike Father’s Day, falls on the same date in both New Zealand and the United States. In both countries it...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

High crimes and misdemeanours

Where do we even start? No, seriously! WHERE do we even start? The US has a dangerous unhinged autocrat in the White House, and no one seems to know what to do, or even what the hell is goin...