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Columns from the Dunedin
Star Midweeker - a few of the 260 columns I wrote
over five and a half years, now being
More recent columns
Poetry - mine and others,
and an exceptional poem by New Zealander John
Caselberg (who lived in my home town, but died in 2004)
Some of the short stories
a story being written [slowly]
by a committee(!)
and an essay I wrote a decade or so
The Archives for the
Email Newsletters of
OC BOOKS, which I edit and produce each fortnight.
The [short-lived] Daily Writer offered a quotation
from a book on my shelves - one for each day of the year. The quotations
have been archived. An index
of the writers can be found in a separate file.
The [equally short-lived]
Blog is Archived
here - but see
my new blog, begun
Finally, if you want to know more about me, click
here... where you can also find an (old)
Full text of Children's Story: The Fence
- a Mexican Tale, by
Balet. I wrote an extended
piano duet based on this book.
Check out my Music Page - or listen
to some of my music on Sibelius.com.
Just enter 'Mike Crowl' in their search box.
My Blog of Quotations comes from a variety
of sources, randomly chosen. Some are recent, but most come from the
eighties when I was enthusiastically collecting them.
I've now begun
a new blog at a new
site - quotations will now be included in there just as randomly as they
were collected in the first place.
Aug-Oct 2003 and
Jan 2005 and
[3rd April, 2005]
N. D. Wilson -
Fakes the Shroud - Books & Culture, March/April 2005
We love to patronize the past and men from it. It is all too easy to assume
that men then were far less intelligent than men now simply because we use
Grace - Potiki - quoted on page 54 of Our Own Image by
During that time Pena fell in love with Tangimoana but she was not ready
to be in love with anyone.
"I need him though," she said. "And that might be the same."
Pena though it was enough and they have been together much of the time since
Cape - Down
the Hall on a Saturday Night - Song
There's a hop on down at the hall tonight
And she starts sharp somewhere about half-past eight.
From The New Zealand Herald - quoted in "Life in
NZ" in The Listener 3rd July, 1993
McDavitt says much public criticism of [weather] forecasting accuracy comes
down to taking the language of the forecasts too literally. "A forecast of
south-west winds, 15 knots, does not mean south-west winds, 15 knots. It
means winds somewhere between southerly and westerly, and between 5 knots
and 15 knots most of the time, but not all of the time, and not necessarily
where you are."
From a Review by
McEldowney of 'Halfway Round the Harbour', in Quote Unquote July 1993.
Sinclair does not deal in nuances, or much believe in them. he quotes
somebody who 'once said to me that we were all partly feminine and partly
masculine, an opinion I have sometimes heard but never believed. I do, of
course, know that some people are homosexual, whether full-time or part-time,
but am pleased that it's not compulsory.'
Aug-Oct 2003 and
Jan 2005 and