Kia Ora – Welcome

Photo taken in Laos 2012
The photo was taken in Laos, 2012

Hi.  Welcome to my blog Paddy Talks –Get Your Talk On. In 2007 I first started my journey into the world of blogging. I would go to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf PPT and learn how to blog. The coffee shop in Cambodia was my favourite place at the time to think and surf the internet using free Wi-Fi. Internet was expensive to have at home and I made up for it with free Wi-Fi at the coffee shop creating a blog.

Blogging was something new to me at the time. And now it has become a powerful publishing tool helping me to get my voice out to the masses. Sharing my reflections and stories about theology, spirituality, and other popular subjects. Helping me get my thoughts and ideas out into the world. I used the Google blogging platform to start me off on my blogging journey. WordPress is my platform of choice now. With a bit of content planning and IT support here I am now blogging.

Theology & No Apology

I am a 50-year-old man, Māori from Aotearoa New Zealand, Christian and Gay.  All three of these layers is who I am. I call it theology without apology. I came to realize life is far too short to have hang-ups about who we are. This realization has helped me move forward in life. Anyway, check out my e-resume page if you want to know more about me.


The purpose of this blog is to encourage a platform for sharing our LGBT+ voices on topical issues. A platform that discusses and develops ideas for action planning those LGBT+ ideas and projects. You may have something to share with us. Something that is creative, socially engaging, and building on those goals we set out for ourselves. Let us dream big. Nothing is out of reach. Have your say and share your dreams with us. Peace.

Discuss & Comment

social media – post, comment, and share

There is plenty of room for us to comment and contribute to the growth of this blog.  Your thoughts and comments are valuable to the success of this blog. Share your ideas and thoughts. You can discuss, Post, comment, and share with us your ideas and thoughts. Share your projects and get us involved. We are an online community of like-minded LGBT+ people full of hopes and dreams to nurture and grow.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Let this quote by Frank Herbert inspire to be fearless and unapologetic in all that we do and all that we are. Peace!