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 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 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 366 – Expected results

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016I managed to complete an episode in June!!! Well, that’s something.

I give some advice to my fellow Americans in the wake of the Roe decision because I have a very particular perspective. Then, on to light topics. What happened to the project sorting files? Good things. What about that fatigue? More good things. Well, the first 12-months with my solar power system have passed, and the results outshine everything else I talked about. In my opinion.

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Links for this episode
”Was it worth it?” – My blog post on my first 12 months with solar power.

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AmeriNZ 363 – Fifteen Years

Today is the Fifteenth Anniversary of the AmeriNZ Podcast! I’m as surprised as anyone that this anniversary has arrived.

Today I just talk about the podcast, the things that shaped the way the podcast changed over the years, and some of the challenges I face. I’ve never talked about a lot of this stuff, certainly not all in one place. It was only when I thought back on all this that I realised how much I’ve gone through to get to this point. Kinda proud of myself, to be honest.

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Links for this episode
”Fifteen years of the AmeriNZ Podcast” – My blog post about this anniversary. It has the text I read at the end of this episode.
”A blog version of a ‘haul’ video” – The tongue-in-cheek blog post I mentioned.

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AmeriNZ 358 – On hold again

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Last week I had one set of updates about Covid in New Zealand, and then everything changed a couple days later—and then kept changing. I talk about that first, before talking about some sad news I didn’t mention last week, followed by an update on one of my projects.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Northland moves to Alert Level 3 tonight”1News
“Back up to Level 3” – My blog post on Waikato going to Level 3.
“The worried well” – My blog post from yesterday, before the new announcement.
Super Saturday – From the official government website.
“Farewell, Jake” – My blog post on Jake’s death.
“Open, says me” – My post on the development on my Mac Project.
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AmeriNZ 357 – Projected Living

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Back with an update on what’s been going on since I last podcasted. I talk about what’s going on with New Zealand and with me. That’s a lot of ground to cover, but at the end of this episode, everything’s basically updated.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Covid-19 modelling: 90 percent vaccination needed to avoid lockdowns”RNZ
“A COVID-19 vaccination model for Aotearoa New Zealand” – The detailed modelling report from Te Pūnaha Matatini.
“Lockdown v2 begins” – When our Lockdown began.
“Level 3 v2 begins” – When we went down a level.
“A whole new two” – When we went back to Level 2.
“The biggest project of all” – The garage project.
“Honouring an important stranger” – My post about honouring Gary.
“Ye Olde Macintosh Project” – All my posts about YOMP.
“The spirit is somewhat willing” – I quoted from this post about some of the rough times I went through.
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AmeriNZ 348 – Midyear

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016We’re in the second half on 2019 already! I talk briefly about that before going to NZ news, specifically, some recent changes that will affect tourists coming to New Zealand. There was also a weird rightwing social media freakout over a cake. Plus a couple other stories, along with a “me” update.

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Links for this episode
“At the midpoint” – My blog post on the midpoint of this year
“Information about the NZeTA” – NZ Immigration
“Paying the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy” – NZ Immigration
“Americans will need a travel document to enter New Zealand, starting Oct. 1”Washington Post
“It’s just cake” – My blog post on the rightwing overreaction to the NZ Prime Minister making a cake.
“ACT Party rebrand: no name change, will focus on repealing hate speech laws”Stuff
“One pipe dream fantasy remains” – My most recent blog post about the rightwing “Christian” parties in NZ.
“Sunny is eleven” – My blog post about Sunny’s birthday.
“Teatotaling test” – My blog post about trying no-alcohol wines.

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