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About mountainmax

My musings including poetry and photography reflect myself as a man concerned about the world, our country (New Zealand), our society, our community and relationships between us humans…being... I have through my life worked in menial jobs, self employed manual and trades, computer operations, farmed as a left over hippy dream (actually more of a punk with internalised spikes) on a small holding, and photography including watching that dream evaporate during the recent recession with the failure to make this as a business pay...I recently worked in a support role at a ‘not for profit’ outdoor education and pursuits centre located in the bush (wilderness)...4 years in the bush was enough for me and I am currently enjoying being back in the city and the life style that goes with that...that and working under corporate style management complete with 'green-washing' to claim environmental integrity that frankly did not exist. While the ethical value of the education in my employment held my attention, the ethical value seems to excuse a poor rate of pay. For me this is reflective of how we as a nation (in common with many other western societies) values contribution to our society. At the other extreme we have a financial 1%er as our current Prime Minister who made his fortune manipulating money in the neo-liberal/globalisation marketplace which he continues to hold up as the nirvana in our lives... I am now in the autumn (fall) season of my life. From this vantage I now appreciate the learning from all manner of experience including the exposure through a radical father to 1960 and 70’s political agitation, human angst of relationship failure, gender conflict in our family legal systems, mental illness and the real life effects of drugs... All overlaid with more recent formal academic study in sociology with some education, anthropology, social policy and history within which gender issues were specifically engaged with... The ‘melting pot’ of experience gives me the cynical idea that most of us are manipulated ‘rats’ on a treadmill. Living life wrestling with barriers to progress as individuals and between us in community, in a world run by psychopaths... … Perversely, I have a sense of excitement at the world we live in, in particular the expansion of the possibilities to communicate to a wider audience, to get past the ‘gate keepers’ in the digital era and to communicate your own truth, to tell our own stories. (see posted extended reasoning for my muse).

The Walking Penis…

A rant on the gendered war, ‘friends’, ‘family’ and moving forward: The lessons for me from the last few years is that friendship and even personal relationship with relatives is a conditional and fickle thing so at this age I … Continue reading

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Why divorce and domestic abuse are good for New Zealand’s economy!

If a particular problem persisted that was apparently bad for society. Then logic suggests attention given to that problem would eventually be about actually resolving that problem. We have had the cant and rant of feminism on domestic violence and … Continue reading

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Interpretation of neo liberal marketplace, feminism, NZ politics.

The difference your vote makes??

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Getting Real About Domestic Violence and Abuse in NZ

WTFU people, feminism and white ribbon are the problem not the solution. Feminism was certainly the agent for putting domestic abuse and violence into the public arena.  However its ideological position on domestic violence and other aspects of social life … Continue reading

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In the 21st Century Feminism is Selling Lemons to New Zealand Society

Politics dynamically affects the personal; the personal is not the ‘only’ of politics.  Self-absorption is common place when viewing the world.  Education which I thought should over came ignorance of limited view, does not seem to dent this issue.  Self-absorption … Continue reading

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The Fraud of ‘Socially Concerned’ Commentators-NZ.

For 2014, long winded attempts to connect all the ‘dots’, will recognise shorter attention spans by attempting to contain articles to single threads.  Good luck to me I say.  For me the single social issue for our New Zealand society … Continue reading

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New Zealand-clean and green- “yeah right”.

We delude ourselves about our clean green image which still attracts people to our shores. At this time 49% of the “I can actually get off my arse and vote” support a prime minister who has just released considerable areas … Continue reading

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Life as a six pack

Life reduced to six images for North & South magazine photo composition 2012.

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Tripping down to the Dentist

  Sunk down in darkness conspiratory Throbbing sound in the ears Words persistent But too distant Lost in mind The sexy and smiling assistant Witty talk a bind Her and I plot Against him The man in white I want … Continue reading

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The Lawnmower Man’s Lament

  After the rain Or when fresh And much to the lawnmower man’s distress First thing in the morn And why a man should stay home       With his porn The weedeater line Cutting the edges so fine Flicking grass … Continue reading

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