K. D. Muir Blog

'Yipee Kay Ay Father Christmas!' 0

All-Time Top 10: Xmas Movies

Ok we can talk about it now. Two weeks into December is close enough to Christmas to dare speak its name. But before I do: I stumbled across another version of Asimbonanga that a...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) 0

Asimbonanga

I’ve never felt that growing up in New Zealand distanced me from affairs of an international nature. When the Apartheid-era was near an end and Nelson  Mandela still imprisoned, the political system in South...

How many ways can you say 'green'? 0

50 Shades of Green

I’m finally into a draft of my latest work. Let’s say I’m approaching the quarter mark of the story. It’s an interesting point in the book to be in. Arguably it’s a critical point...

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Half Price Sale

So the Autumn internationals are almost over and I can get back to the business of writing about …well writing. This series always throws up some interesting results and the All Blacks usually struggle...

Will it be a happy 100th for Dan? 0

K.D. Muir’s Sports Quiz

So what did we learn from this sporting week? Kiwis still can’t play soccer – There might be as many Kiwi kids playing soccer as rugby but there is no clear path to a...

R.I.P. Fats (Samoan International 1988-1996 / 34 Caps) 1

Farewell Fats

The Autumn Internationals are well and truly underway which means we will soon be treated to a month of rugby before the All Blacks take a well-earned break over the summer. This time also...

Karate Kid (1984) - They had a bone to pick with Johnny. 2

Happy Celtic New Year!!!

I used to think Halloween was an American holiday. And who could blame me.  If movies and television were to be believed in my youth, then it was a festivity taken very seriously in...

My computer is haunted! 1

The Ghost in the Machine

I once dissed Neil Gaiman, a hero of mine, for talking about his hardware on his blog. From memory he left a Macbook Air on the plane. It’s a tragic tale of woe indeed....

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 2

K.D. Muir’s Literature Quiz

What is it with these Canadian born Kiwis? First there was Anna Paquin who became the second youngest Oscar winner at age 11 for her role in The Piano. Now we have Eleanor Catton...

Duck Dynasty - Season 4 premiere drew 12 million viewers!! 1

The Rise and Rise of Redneck TV

I don’t watch a lot of television these days. There was a time when I watched an unnatural amount of television but that was when I was a kid with an animation addiction. As...