What drives us? What’s the mechanism that makes us choose a path? That decision which makes us unique? Do we wake up asleep and let all that happens around us be a quirk of fate, or do we take ownership over our lives? Why do we do the things we do? What makes us […]Read more "Motivations"
As mentioned in a previous piece, I made a decision that may probably fly in the face of some of the things I’ve said over the last year. I’ve decided to cut my attempted backpacking short after only three months, to head back to the UK, and head back to my old life. Well, not […]Read more "Decisions – Returning, lessons learned"
Next up on the East Coast run was Fraser Island via Rainbow Beach. After the calm, easy going humid lands of Noosa, the next port was a coast beach perched on the edge of Fraser Island – basically a giant lump of sand that stood off Australia’s East Coast. The purpose? A three day voyage […]Read more "Gold Under the Rainbow: Visiting Fraser Island"
With recent events going on across the world regarding sovereignty, the nature of freedom, free markets and the threat of far right movements, it felt relevant to offer some thoughts about the nature of freedom itself. I want to discuss this because there’s a growing resentment across western societies (the US and the UK in […]Read more "The Illusion of Freedom"
Another philosophical post, brought about thanks to a conversation with a relative about the nature of things. After thinking on it for a while, I have some thoughts about the nature of destiny, fate and our place in it. We live in the universe. Stunning revelation of the obvious aside, this means there’s a certain […]Read more "Destiny and Fate: Some Thoughts about People and Decisions"
I’ve been in this foreign yet familiar land for about six weeks now, and I have some musings to share on the experience of backpacking solo along the East Coast, as well as some quirks about Australia. It’s BIG OK, so that’s underselling it a bit. Australia is practically a continent by it’s lonesome, so […]Read more "Some Notes on Travelling Solo Around Australia"
After hightailing it from the Gold Coast I ended up in the 3rd biggest city in Oz, Brisbane. And as you can see, its quite lovely. There’s…not much really to say about Brisbane. It’s a city, it’s very pretty, very modern, very swish and stylish and efficient. There’s a decent night life, some wonderful museums and a […]Read more "Land of the Queen – Brisbane to Noosa in a week"