AmeriNZ 374 – Forging ahead

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016The weather has been shocking lately, and that’s interrupted my outside projects. I begin today’s episode talking about that, and a bit about the background to all the outside work. Then I move on to a completed project—yes, it happens sometimes. Even I’m surprised. After that, it’s a couple bits in the New Zealand news.

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Links for this episode
”Projected completion” – My blog post on the shelving project.
“Whether weather” – My blog post on weather and more.
“What a tangled web” – My blog post on the Hamilton West byelection.

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AmeriNZ 373 – Busy-ness

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Today’s episode is all about all the stuff I’ve done over the past couple weeks. Even I was surprised. While I have a lot left to do, I feel really good about how much I’ve accomplished.

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Links for this episode
”My labouring weekend” – My blog post on what I got done over Labour Weekend.
“Busy-ness” – My blog post on more stuff I got up to.
“I can do anything but surgery” – My blog post on the clothesline project (with photos).

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AmeriNZ 372 – Talking in whispers

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016I begin this episode with an overview of New Zealand’s recent local government elections: What message do the voters send? What does it imply for the general election next year? I’ve done a mini-series of posts on my blog (links below) if you’re interested in more detail. The stuff I talk about in this episode leads on to a brief discussion of some fringe political activity.

Then I talk about some of the mini-projects I did recently.

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Links for this episode
”NZ voters send local government a message: ‘Meh.’” – My blog post on NZ’s local elections.
“Hamilton voters shrug” – My blog post on Hamilton and Waikato elections.
“Auckland voters say little” – My blog post on Auckland elections.
“An unexpectedly easy job” – A blog post about moving the VegePod.

Things I saw after I recorded:
”Hundreds of farm vehicles convoy in Manawatū protest against ‘communist’ emissions plan”Stuff
”Fact check: how do Groundswell’s climate complaints stack up?”Stuff
“Voices for Freedom hijacks farmers’ protest”Stuff
“Protesters who glued themselves to busy motorway taking a ‘breather’”Stuff

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AmeriNZ 371 – Make believe

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This episode won’t be for everyone: In response to a voice message, I talk about my grief journey, including how it relates to something I talked about last time. However, I also talk about things I haven’t talked about very much (or at all), and some folk may find it confronting. Look after yourself and skip this episode if you need to.

I’ll be back at the end of the week with an episode about New Zealand’s recent local elections.

There’s a bit of static in parts of this episode, and I thought about re-recording, but decided to just go with it (it wasn’t as bad as one I DID re-record).

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Links for this episode
”Guilt trap” – My blog post on dealing with so much stuff.
“Rewiring the Brain in Grief” – By Sophia Dembling, Psychology Today.

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AmeriNZ 370 – Springing in the rain

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This is a general sort of update today, starting with the inspiration for the title of this episode. After that, was last week as bad as I thought it might be?

Today I talk a bit about delays to my projects, one in particular, and why that particular one was so difficult for me to deal with.

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Links for this episode
”The third horrible anniversary” – My blog post on the Sept 20, and the change that happened this year.
”Guilt trap” – My blog post on my turmoil behind the scenes.

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AmeriNZ 369 – Change and Consistency

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Things have changed—a lot. That’s the main thing I talk about today.

At the end of the episode, I mention a project I began that’ll become a topic—eventually. Oh, and welcome to Spring!

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Links for this episode
”London Bridge is down” – My blog post on the Queen’s death.
”National transitions” – My blog post on the proclamations of the new king.
”Other big changes in New Zealand” – The changes to the Covid Framework in NZ.
”27 years ago today” – The annual post about the day I first arrived in New Zealand.

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AmeriNZ 368 – Sunshine

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Today is the last day of August, and the last day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and here I am with another podcast.

I begin today talking about how I took advantage of the sunshine, and then why it’s important. Then, I talk about a small thing kind of big deal thing that I did. After that, it’s talk about another way sunshine is important in New Zealand right now.

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Links for this episode
”Sometimes, deciding is what matters” – My latest Health Journey blog post.
“Fire and Fury” – The Stuff Circuit documentary on the far-right in New Zealand.

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AmeriNZ 367 – Doing things

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Back again, after an unplanned break. I start this episode talking about how I got my second Covid Booster. Then I update where I’ve been, literally and figuratively. The unplanned break turned out to be a good thing. I also talk about a small project I took on since I last recorded.

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Links for this episode
”Tentative progress” – My latest Health Journey blog post.
”Welcome back” – My blog post on my break.
”Persuading myself” – My blog post about changing the prescription.
”The Super-secret Project: YOMP2” – One project that I did get finished.

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AmeriNZ 365 – So, anyway…

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016There are reasons I’ve been away, and I talk about that today. FIrst though, I announce a delay in talking about the results of the first full year of solar power at my house. There’s a reason for that: I forgot something.

I changed the “theme” used on the AmeriNZ Podcast site to one that’s simpler and less cluttered. Hopefully it’ll also fix some of the problems I’ve had in recent months.

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AmeriNZ 364 – Changes all around

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This is the first episode of the sixteenth season of the AmeriNZ Podcast—sort of. There have been some changes to New Zealand’s response to Covid 19, and I talk about that first. Then, I talk about some changes closer to home—well, in my home, actually.

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Links for this episode
”New Zealand to stay at Red as vaccine passes and most mandates end” – NZ Government media release
”Update on COVID-19 cases — 8 April 2022” – I referred to these stats.

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