Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

Biting black flies, freezing weather… and amazing vista that stun with their beauty. That’s right — I’ve left the Cook Islands and back in New Zealand’s South Island (Arrowtown), a place to refresh the soul like cold water… which it is, cold. No more tropical weather and sparkling diving scapes, but I’m resigned to loving […]

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§543 · December 11, 2008 · Location-Location · 1 comment · Tags: , , ,


Hi, love. Another email for you, coming from the beautiful (but currently stormy) Cook Islands. I wrote you a little narrative of my day. Hope you like it. Rough Seas do Shake, O Darling Come What May: A Story Today we tried going out for another dive day. It is Sunday, and everything around the […]

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§542 · December 8, 2008 · Location-Location, Narrative · (No comments) · Tags: , , , ,


You might think Britney Spears on the iPod while crossing New Zealand’s majestic bays via ferry towards Waiheke Island some kind of sacrilege — but let me assure you, my friends, it is a beautiful (life affirming) combination, the sacred and the profane.

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Watching the rain, rain, rain fall on Atutaki, Cook Islands in the South Pacific. We were supposed to go diving today, but the Gods of the Tropical Storms had different ideas. Not a bad excuse to sit and read a book… Many things to write about — sleeping on benches when the local airport closed […]

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§536 · December 3, 2008 · Location-Location · 1 comment · Tags: , ,