Christina Thompson is the editor of Harvard Review and author of Come on Shore and We Will and Eat You All, a memoir/history of New Zealand. Her essays have appeared in Vogue, the Boston Globe, the American Scholar, and the 1999, 2000, and 2006 editions of Best Australian Essays. She teaches in the Writing Program at Harvard University Extension.
Tauwhitu (aka Seven) is a member of the Ngati Rehia hapu of the Ngapuhi tribe. He grew up in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand and is a foundryman by trade. He has also worked as a bicycle and motorcycle courier, dispatcher, bicycle builder, farmhand, machinist and toolmaker. He is an avid tennis player and a keen cyclist.
Aperahama (aka Abraham) is our 19-year-old son. He is a sophomore at Cornell University and a computer science major. He is also an artist, as you can see from his website: cambriangames.com. This summer when he wasn’t traveling he was working for Raytheon.
Matiu is our 15-year-old son. He is a sophomore at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He is a good tennis player and a novice rower. He plays the piano and likes to draw.
Dani is our 11-year-old son. He is just starting sixth grade. He is a fierce soccer player and general sports enthusiast. He is learning to play the saxophone and competes on the math team for his school.