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What short, beautiful novel should I read? I’m trying to read more broadly these days. And, specifically, I’m trying to read short, beautiful books to help me with a book of my own that I am trying to write. This morning I posted a question on social […] Read »
Are You Earning Money For The Sake Of It? Let me ask you a question: “Are you earning money for the sake of it?” It’s quite a provocative question, but it’s a useful question. It helps us reframe where earning money sits in our lives, and what our real […] Read »
Waterlog: A Swimmer’s Journey from City to Sea An imaginary journey swimming from city to sea, inspired by Roger Deakin’s wonderful wild swimming book, Waterlog. If you haven’t read it, I would urge you to buy a copy. The text to the film is all quoted from Waterlog. […] Read »
Advice for Speaking in Public – from an Audience Member People often ask me for advice about that scariest of adventures: speaking in public. I recently enjoyed spending a couple of days at a wonderful conference. I gave my own talk, but what I really enjoyed was having the chance […] Read »
Adventure for Good? A while ago I wrote a post called Adventure for Good? One of the comments that resulted from it came from Bex. She wrote, “You raised some interesting points here but your reflections are from a unique angle in that […] Read »
How to Light a Fire without Matches or a Lighter The easiest method I have seen. Even I managed it first time! I love the idea of learning this essential bushcraft and survival skill. It’s a great party trick too! This technique is so easy that you can do it first […] Read »

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