Sam Cooke, George Jones, Elton John and Tom Waits have all sung of the importance of Saturday night, but in my experience, Friday night has invariably been the one that delivers.
Most rational thinkers would agree that inside every useless home handyman is a skilled project manager trying to get out.
The first grandson, Rowan, started school last week in Chicago.
I have been a tea drinker for as long as I can remember.
My friend has just bought a dog. Actually my friend and her sister have just bought two dogs, brothers. Their houses are almost Siamesed together, so these dogs will be brothers in alms forever.
Two snarling cliches about writers have been flung in my face over the past 40 years - anyone who writes about music wants to be in a band, and every writer has a screenplay in the drawer.
Otago table tennis celebrates its 75th anniversary tonight. Dunedin writer Roy Colbert reflects on some of the characters to have made their mark on the sport.
Most rational thinkers would agree that as an incubator for creativity, you can't go past A&E at Dunedin Hospital.
Roy Colbert discusses the difficult art of aging gracefully.
A marriage was a rare thing in Growing Up Coro; now marriages are decided on the pulling of a pint. Death? Murder? Incest? All the time.
Most rational thinkers would agree that, historically, the common soapbox trolley is a monstrously underrated thing.
What did you do in the summer, they will ask me in April.