Front of house gallery staff, Kalou Koefoed, remembers Terminus, an exhibition by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward at Tauranga Art Gallery, 2019.

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Known Unknown

October 2019.

I thought I knew about VR already, but Terminus was not what I expected. At once alien and otherworldly, and yet somehow eerily familiar, it’s a ride and a half, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. …


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Rear-ended by Cancer

No one wants to talk about anal cancer.

But if you have it you probably want to know about it. Maybe you’ve been googling and you’ve come across Farrah Fawcett’s story, which is kind of hard to relate to, kind of not, but at the same time in-your-face and frightening. Also, it has a sad ending.

I’ve found a lot of helpful articles on Medium in the past couple of years, about journaling, writing, reinventing. Stuff about how to be a better version of yourself. I even have my own few articles from a while ago. When I was diagnosed with anal cancer on 8 February 2019 I searched Medium for anal cancer and found this. …


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Notes from the final two weeks of anal cancer treatment.

Wednesday 1 May 2019 — day 3 of second round of chemo

Day 3 of chemo (of 5), day 21 of radiation (of 30). Feeling the chemo poison in my body. A lot like last time, sort of weak, heavy, breathless, sore arms and chest. …

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