Buenos Aires First Impression by Paul van der Werff

Having just told the customs official that I was staying at my girlfriends house and not at a hotel, I thrust my phone into his window so he could see the address. With the constant faraway look that most border patrol officials seem to have, my passport was quickly…

My Kiwi – a personification of New Zealand

Photo by Chris Gin, The Lookout,  Kennedy Point Reserve, Waiheke Island (licence). After writing about ‘Argy’, a kind of personification of Argentina and her people, I feel it’s fair to attempt to do the same with New Zealand: my homeland, my beloved country of birth. This is my interpretation based…

The Magic of Sunsets

Kate Williams (Rio Negro, Neuquen) This post is organic, so please feel free to send me a photo and some words if you would like to join in. I’m happy to add them… The Magic of Sunsets. There have been some difficult to understand events going on in the…

Touch

Touch me. I know what you are thinking now. Why is it that touch has become so sexualized in meaning? Why is it that in most western cultures we are so weary of even platonic, caring touch, and this is especially true outside of close family? Recent studies suggest…