What’s a Doer to Do?

What’s a Doer to Do?

Hey! Cam Mackenzie here and I’m a doer.  The family I grew up in are doers too. If I truly could get a gold coin for every time I said “let’s make it happen” or “I’ll get it done”, my student loan would be well paid off. Now before you go picturing me...
Looking Up in Lockdown

Looking Up in Lockdown

“This is ri-di-culous!”, she sputters. It’s Tuesday morning. In less than 38 hours, all New Zealanders will hunker down indoors for at least a month in a bid to quell the rising Covid case count. It’s our first ever lockdown. As if to incentivize the retreat, Dunedin...
Take Control of Your Life

Take Control of Your Life

At times all of us experience feelings like “my life is out of control!”  That is not a nice feeling, so naturally we want to take charge of our lives.  But how do we do that?  How do we know when to say “yes”, and when to say “no”?   We need to be able to exercise...
Pursuing Your Dreams

Pursuing Your Dreams

When I tell people I’m writing a novel, I’m met with either wry smiles or wide-eyed bewilderment, followed by the question, “Why not become a teacher or a journalist?”  It’s so common that I pre-empt the response.  To be honest I’m not that passionate about teaching,...
Friendship Beyond Facebook

Friendship Beyond Facebook

How many times have you checked Facebook today?  How many Facebook friends do you have?  I have 1,636 friends.  Unfortunately, I only know less than half of them in real life.  Social media is slowly changing our view on friendship.  We need authentic friendship, not...
Who am I?

Who am I?

Who Am I? “Who Am I?”  How many times have you asked yourself this question?  Would you like an identity that is secure, not subject to self-failure or the failure of others?  I suggest that our identity should be found outside ourselves, apart from our work, academic...