Life and Death

October 8, 2021
Great thoughts beautifully expressed,Joni

Rum and Robots

Photo by Tobias Bju00f8rkli on – Poetry by Joni Caggiano on 10.6.21

weeping crow
moon hangs low
words slash in single file
blood plunges on Italian tile
an infant takes four steps to mom
dad is raking leaves on browning lawn
red-headed nurse prays for the dead this dawn


I am dedicating this poem to nurses, doctors, and anyone working in any capacity within the healthcare industry. A special thanks to our beloved community member Holly Rene. There are still people who are dying all over our world. Blessings to all those who have lost loved ones to this virus. (Reuters put out a report this Friday that the US has surpassed 700,000 coronavirus deaths. They also released a worldwide total of now over 5 million deaths.)

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Supergrans Gisborne

October 6, 2021


These ladies do great voluntary work here in the Gisborne community

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

September 20, 2021

YOU can be a “hero” to others in some “quiet” way… by just being around for them. Showing friendship to those struggling in the darkest places. YOU can be a light in the darkness.

Craig's Quotes

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

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Afghanistan; has NZ negotiated a deal with the Taliban?

August 30, 2021

Dealing with Delta in the community: Dr Chris Smith

August 21, 2021

The many medical professionalss fighting the virus, protecting and saving lives around the globe


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Learning Disabilities Note:

August 10, 2021

Willing Yourself To Win

Just a quick add-on concerning the last 5 posts. It wasn’t my intention to paint a grim picture of the job I do or the people I help to support. However, I wanted to show the harsh reality of the working situation I face every day, but more than that, the difficulties some people face when they suffer from very severe learning disabilities.

It’s a physically challenging and mentally draining profession and even though the gentlemen I help to support robably have little understanding of their predicament, it doesn’t mean I don’t feel sympathy for them, because I do.

It makes me appreciate what I have.

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Meals on Wheels still delivering 70 years on

July 25, 2021

Meals on Wheels still delivering 70 years on

There are 3000 volunteer drivers around the country, with 12,000 meals going out each week. All unsung, quiet heroes …lovely people in the community.


Helping Those With Learning Disabilities

July 9, 2021

Willing Yourself To Win

So, I help to care for several gentlemen with extremely severe learning disabilities. Sometimes, it’s very stressful, sometimes it’s a little boring and a little tragic, but more often than not, it’s very entertaining. Please don’t think of me as a cold or callous person because I’ve used the term ‘Entertaining ‘. (Without maintaining a sense of humour, I couldn’t do this type of work) I’m referring to some of the outrageous things they get up to as unintentionally comical. I should point out that their levels of challenging behaviours fluctuate, and are often dependant on the time of day or night, the weather, their medication and how members of staff communicate with them.

One of the gentlemen, when he doesn’t have to leave the house, does very little activity throughout the day, apart from occasionally attempting to hand his carer a freshly laid nugget, if you get my meaning?!…

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Red Line

July 4, 2021

Doctors Without Borders

June 29, 2021

Doctors Without Borders | DWB – Aid To Those Who Need It Most ·

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