Je Suis Charlie Hebdo

Warning: If you find images of Muhammad, prophet of Islam, offensive, don’t read this article. If you decide to read it anyway, don’t blame me. By now you will have heard of the appalling event at the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. During an editorial session, three masked gunmen entered the offices and opened fire, killing twelve and critically injuring four... read more

New Zealand Women: Jean Batten

This article is the first in an occasional series I will be writing on New Zealand women. Shortly, there will be a new page on my website, New Zealand Women, celebrating some of the amazing, or just well-known, women New Zealand has produced. I’m currently populating it with short bios of the women I will eventually write longer articles on from time to time. Batten, Jane Gardner aka Batten, Jean... read more

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