A found poem from the early 1990s

I am a propellor on an aircraft carrier I spin and thrust silently under the waterline It can unleash tremendous power It only looks like it is going slow because it is so big I am a receiver on the dish at Arecibo My friends and I are listening For the others we know are…

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Breadmaker Challah

175ml Boiling water 150ml Cold water 100ml Canola oil 1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar 2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 Tbsp Yeast 4 Eggs 650g High-grade flour (6 1/2 Cups) 50g Poppy or sesame seeds Method: Add the boiling water to the cold water, giving 325ml in a large measuring cup.  Stir in the sugar, salt and…

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Does New Zealand enjoy freedom of speech?

The New Zealand Society of Authors is presenting an evening discussion chaired by Nelson Wattie with Dennis Welch, Nicky Hager, Bill Hastings, and Maureen Birchfield on the topic: Does New Zealand enjoy freedom of speech? When: Monday 16 November, 7pm Where: Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave St Wellington See you there! Download the poster

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Te Reo Pūtaiao – Tohunga Rorohiko

Te Reo Pūtaiao: A Māori Language Dictionary of Science came out earlier this month.  It was compiled using the Freelex / Mātāpuna open source dictionary writing system that I wrote. Te Reo Pūtaiao is an encyclopedic dictionary; nearly all of the info is in Te Reo Māori, and each entry contains an equivalent English gloss…

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Mouse Music

Our Klezmer Rebs bandmate Amanda MacLean has just produced this surreal music video.  She plays the helicon for us, but in this clip she sings, plays trombone, and does a great job acting.  Go Amanda!

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