Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Where do you stand?

"...[T]he true God is the God of Scripture, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the God who blesses and curses. And He shall prevail, “the same yesterday,
today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8). The real question is not as to whether God is
alive or dead, but rather, it concerns ourselves. Where do we stand in terms of
His word, law, grace, and calling? Under blessings, or curses?"

R.J. Rushdoony

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Principles and Practice of Quackery

The difference between a quack doctor and a good one begins with a sense of
limitation. A quack medicine and a quack doctor both promise too much. A sound
medicine offers limited help for a limited and specific problem. It offers no
miracles and works none. it cannot replace good hygenie, sound nutrition and
healthy habits. The wise doctor makes no large promises; he knows how limited
his role is and yet, within those limits, very important. The more we demand of
a doctor or of a medicine, the more likely we are to fall prey to quackery.
Chalcedon Medical Report #7

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sicilian Buttercups

New to our flock of chickens are the rather odd looking but attractive Sicilian Buttercups.

My contribution

Usually resisting the urge to follow the crown I hereby give in and post my contribution to New Zealand Music Month

“Puha and Pākehā”, recorded by Rod Derrett recorded in 1965

I don’t give a hangi for the Treaty of Waitangi,
You can’t get fat on that – give me some Puha and Pakeha.

You take a little umu and you get it very hot,
You catch a little Pakeha and put him in a pot,
Cook him all up in your old home brew,
And what have you got? Kiwi Stew.

I will have a dig around at home for the full lyrics.

Link to lyrics 1 only a portion of the lyrics but some people need to lighten up and the BSA agrees!

Link to lyrics 2 anyone studying NZ History might like some more detail.

Not found in any of Alison Holst's books I suspect: Waitangi Day Meal

Since I can't find a youtube of "Puha and Pakeha" here is one of my all time favorites:
Anchor Me

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


If there appears to be a lack of posting don't worry nobody noticed anyway.

®eal Life is impinging on my ability to sit at a computer and blog at present, not sure when that will change as there are some significant changes in the wind both on a personal level and also on a National level.