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Here is What I Believe is Important I believe that young people benefit from outdoor, adventurous activities such as climbing, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking. That these activities can help produce healthier, more confident, more employable citizens. Read »
Adventure Reading 101 Expedition and travel books were my first opening into the world which gradually became my passion, my obsession and – eventually – my career. I’d like to help you prise open the door yourself and glimpse inside. Be careful! Open […] Read »
Where Art and Adventure meet So I built a shed. I’m quite proud of it. It’s been a ridiculously satisfying project – very good both for the soul and my productivity. It only ran massively over budget, so that’s alright. I moved in and settled […] Read »
A Shed of my Own Building this shed was the most relaxing, de-stressing thing I've done in ages. It was satisfying to build something as well as we could, something that will stand for many years. I enjoyed learning new skills (and playing with power tools). I loved seeing a daydream take shape into a solid reality. Read »
An Invitation to the Party Recently I was invited to give a talk about my Six Favourite Books (a deliciously hard choice to make). I had to talk about the books and why I had chosen them. It was a book version of Desert Island […] Read »
The Hopeless Search for a Magic Bullet When young punks send me emails asking "how to make a career out of this stuff", about "finding a publisher" or "breaking in to public speaking", I always try to send encouraging replies. Read »
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