Star Wars: Creating a Moral Universe

George Lucas’s Sci-Fi Epic speaks to more than lightsabers and wookies.

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Brace Yourselves: Winter is Coming – A London Blog (#1)

I’m long overdue for another blog post, and I’m changing things up a bit. No longer can I claim the title of “Travel Blog” for these London updates: Now that I live here, I will instead note these as London Blogs. So what has been happening since my last update, nearly two months ago? First…

London Life: Taking Care of Business – A Travel Blog (#4)

Hello again from Sunny London! Although we have had some rubbish weather here the last couple of days, I must admit that the assumption that London is always cloudy and rainy is somewhat of a misnomer. We’ve had some beautiful, crisp autumn mornings, which is just the kind of weather you need when adjusting to…

My First Week in London – A Travel Blog (#3)

As a lad from small town New Zealand, nothing could quite prepare me for the beast that is London. I’ve been preparing to live here for the better part of a year, but despite all the planning, all the detail I went through, I’ve still been hugely surprised by what a behemoth this city is….

Halfway around the World – A Travel Blog (#2)

So, I’m in London. 40 hours worth of travel, but I’m finally here. I’ll definitely put down some larger thoughts on London in the not too distant future, but I just wanted to quickly put something up on the hardest part of big trips abroad – the long haul flight. Here are a few thoughts…

Review: Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML)

A Moment of Zen Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of using two different Android handsets – an HTC One X and a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Cat4 Edition) – but with a change in circumstances, I needed to invest in a new smartphone. With a budget of approximately $400 New Zealand Dollars,…

Steve’s BEST OF E3 2015: TOP 5!

Here we are again: Another year, another E3! The gaming mecha has been and gone for 2015, and it hasn’t failed to impress. Sony and Microsoft, now deep into the new generation of gaming, have bought their A-Game, delivering a number of big surprises. Who will take out my Top 5? Read on to find…

10 Days in the States – A Travel Blog (#1)

Over the 2014-15 New Years period, I was lucky enough to do some travel around the West coast of the United States. Admittedly, my cousin Chris, friend Phil and I would have liked our trip to be longer, but for three lads out of New Zealand, just being in the States – experiencing something different…

Photography Corner #2 – Devonport and Torpedo Bay

Devonport and Torpedo Bay are two of the most sought after locations – Real Estate wise – in the greater Auckland area. A combination of amazing views, proximity to the city and affluent neighborhoods means that the Devonport-Torpedo-Stanley Bay area is one of Auckland’s most expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to rent in this area…

The 8th Generation Kicks Off

How are Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo fairing after 8 months in the marketplace? It’s been nearly 8 months since the next generation (the eighth in fact) of gaming consoles began, and it’s a good time to reflect on the early results of this gen, just prior to a big window of releases going into the…

Photography Corner #1 – Green Bay + Lynfield

Welcome to Photography Corner, where I share my amateur photography with the World. Preface: I shoot with a Sony A37 SLT, with an 18-55 and  a 55-200mm lens kit(s). Only post effects are brightness and contrast. These were shot in the Green Bay and Lynfield areas, right here in NZ’s largest metropolitan area, Auckland City….