#BreakTheSilence

In an article published online by the New Zealand Herald on 4 July 2017, entitled “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted: The Untold Story of Teen Suicide in the North,” I read of the harrowing, silent crises that ordinary New Zealanders face every day. Please take the time to read the article in the link below (PLEASE […]

It’s Been A While…

Well, hello friend. It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. You must forgive me when I say I have been a little occupied recently. Since April, I have found myself working hard as an administrator in the CEO’s office for local government. When I am not constantly printing things and running up and […]

The Road Less Travelled

An old piece of writing my homeschool days. “Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.” So said by the country rock star Jon Bon Jovi, this statement is true. Everyone’s life is an extensive, heavily-detailed road map. […]

Mockingjay

“It’s crucial that young readers are considering scenarios about humanity’s future, because the challenges are about to land in their laps. I hope they question how elements of the books might be relevant in their own lives.  How do you feel about the fact that some people take their next meal for granted when so […]