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E Tū vigil day 67, Rick day 8

The only conversations I had on the front steps today were with people I knew well already.  Sue supported me in her gentle and amicable way; Andrew, dear friend and fellow therapist; Claire, therapist too (we are collectively raising the EMOTIONAL … Continue reading

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E Tū vigil day 66, rick day 7

A tougher day.  I’ve lost my sleep,  one of the things I can usually count on to carry me along.  Gone!  My energy is shifting too.  Few reserves.   I’m reminded of my more carbon oblivious days when international travel was … Continue reading

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E Tū, day 65, Rick day 6

It is a little sobering to know that these reflections posted online live in perpetuity in the online universe.  Yet doing this hunger strike is both very personal, as well as political, and it seems important to say more about … Continue reading

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E Tū day 63, rick day 4

I enjoyed setting up under the beautiful pohutukawa tree this weekend. It has huge, strong limbs and I like sitting beneath them, feeling their protective strength, especially as the wind and rain showed up. It’s an odd thing to have … Continue reading

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E Tū day 62

Kia ora, Rick here on the third day of my hunger strike.  I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie and quality of support these past few days as I’ve taken the Vigil seat at parliament.  Thank you to everyone that’s been involved.  My … Continue reading

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E tu day 52, Paul 10

Well, the end of a 10 day fast is nearly over. I have met a lot of intelligent, interesting people in this group up here in Wellington and many members of the public, very concerned about this crisis we have … Continue reading

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E tu day 51, Paul day 9.

A really interesting day had by all. Lots of visitors, some too busy to take a pic, a day that started out damp and cold quickly became warming and sunny. Early on we had a visit from two Quaker ladies, … Continue reading

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Etu day 51, Paul day 8.

Today was a really positive day. Mick and Sue had just set up, Sue had gone to get some more rope to tie down signs, and a girl’s class from Whakatane walked by. Talking with teachers I discovered that had … Continue reading

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E tu day 50, Paul day 7

Saturday left me feeling quite low. We had a couple of somewhat unpleasant encounters. One was three fanatics. One that wasn’t at all unpleasant was a farmer from Hawkes Bay who was definitely a climate denialist but when pressed admitted … Continue reading

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E tu, day 49, Paul day 6.

Today was another that had its share of head scratching about it. Sue came back for a while this morning and then Paul Bruce joined me for the afternoon. It was a sunny and mostly warm day with a lot … Continue reading

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