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I NEED HELP

Those of you who take the time to follow my very occasional blogs will have deduced by now that I’m pretty much lost in the new world of social media. I’ve basically resisted it because, to me, being active on a plethora of social media platforms seems...

DEAR NEW ZEALAND

(This letter was inspired by the demise of the current affairs programme, Campbell Live and the resultant post mortems in the media). Having lived overseas for many years, I’m hardly an expert in the machinations of NZ’s political, media and business arenas. As well,...

CYBERKLUTZ

There is something wrong with my brain. I just don’t get computers. I simply can’t grasp the concept of a binary code where every freaking thing is represented by ones and zeroes. I’m one who knows zero. When I bought my first Apple Macintosh...

HERE ON ‘PLANET JOHN’ LIFE IS GOOD

I’ve been an extremely lucky in that I’ve been able to make a living doing things that I love to do while working with people I admired and trusted. I now move into the next phase of my life. After thirty-three enjoyable and productive years in Sydney, Australia, I’ve...

FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN

Have you noticed how movies set in the future unfailingly paint a picture of a burnt, bleak and desolate place? Is this simply overly pessimistic left wing propaganda spawned in Hollywood, or is it really going to be the world our children’s children will...