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Joie de Vivre

If tapping your heels together three times would instantly transport you anywhere in the world—different from your current location—for a 3 week holiday, where would you go?

Hi Laurie
Glad you enjoyed the trip and good to be back in communication.

As the saying goes, I’m not greedy, I just want a lot.
I want to see the whole planet, all of it’s diversity, the geology, the weather, the oceans, the life forms, the people, the artefacts.
Iceland is up there on our list of places to go. I’d like to see the many parts of England, Scotland and Germany that my several ancestors left in the 1800s to come to New Zealand. So many things to see, all interesting in their way. And Kaikoura is the place to return to for us – with its own many levels of beauty and uniqueness. Even as I sit here and write this I can look up at the snow covered mountains within 15 miles, 9 sparrows on the deck getting their morning feed (about 100 compatriots perched in nearby trees waiting their turn), large swells are crashing on the beach, their Shuussshing noise providing a backdrop to all other sounds, the spray they generate rising like morning fog over the beach, and a quick glance skywards reveals 6 layers of cloud, each displaying in its form information about the composition and behaviour of that particular layer of the atmosphere, and in the house the dogs are playing, and Ailsa tapping on her keyboard, the extractor fan whirring in the kitchen.

So much information, so much constant change, so much beauty.

And the internet – this, connecting me to diverse communities around the planet.

What an amazing existence!

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see
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