Entries by Theresa Sjoquist


Management of Biographical Research

    It’s a good idea to think through the practicalities of managing a lot of research data, both hard copy and digital. It’s surprising how often a biographer will go back to a source for more information. You need to be able to put your finger quickly on information which links to new material […]

Dragline – Opening up Northern New Zealand

Draglines and their skilled operators opened up Northern NZ but hydraulics have largely replaced them; despite the lesser reach of a hydraulic machine. In Northland, New Zealand, draglines were critical to opening up much of the swamp-ridden region, thereby enabling its conversion to farm land. Draglines Provide Swamp Excavation Sixty years ago draglines became widely […]

Peace is Now

Peace is possible – that is all that matters. If we accept that peace is possible, and then set about imagining for ourselves a world in peace, we can make that possibility a reality.  That reality will struggle for air when precedent is relied upon as a proof of impossibility. I enjoy peace in the […]