• A beautiful story that just happened (the world is beautiful) Did you guys happen to see an Instagram post I ran a few weeks back of a kid in a running race stopping mid-race to comfort another competitor who was crying? The caption read, “The adults in the room are being twats. Politics is despairing. A hopeful reminder from the kids this #fridaysforfuture (please maintain the rage more
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    June 21, 2019
  • My path forward in the face of climate despair When a bunch of climate scientists were asked recently about where they derive their hope in the face of climate despair they didn’t cite scientific innovation.They cited the striking students.“The problem we’re facing, it’s not a technology problem. It’s not a science problem,” said one of the scientists, Professor Will Steffer, Emeritus Professor at the more
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    June 20, 2019
  • A guide to Peaceful Tokyo This post is a bit of departure from my normal travel guides. And from how people normally travel in big cities. Cities are loud, frenetic affairs that toss my nerves like gravel in a sieve. And I wobble my way around them, assaulted by smells and noises and missing the view. Sleep suffers. I’m not more
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    June 5, 2019
  • A hiking guide to Kumano Kodo, Japan Another hiking guide in my series. I’ve just completed the Kumano Kodo, an absolutely magical pilgrimage routes that crisscross the Kii Hantō, south of Osaka and Kyoto. Emperors and their families and pretty much everyone else from Kyoto walked this route in the 11th century and it’s a very sacred area for the Shugendo tradition, a religion more
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    June 1, 2019
  • When hope has a wobble, we fire the f*ck up. The Australian election result is sad and worrying, but also rally call. It was the last election that could make a proper dint in the climate crisis. Many commentators have said as such. Including the biggest international voice on the matter who has been watching our descent for 30 years, Bill McKibben. I truly advise more
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    May 20, 2019
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