What it Feels Like to be Mid-Ocean

What it Feels Like to be Mid-Ocean

Alex Thomson is a day away from coming second, or even first, in the Vendée solo round-the-world race. While I’ve never been big into competitive offshore sailing, I have followed his exploits for years because they are, frankly, outlandish. And I do love a bit...
Nowhere on Earth Can You….

Nowhere on Earth Can You….

Often things occur to me and I turn to my partner and say, ‘isn’t it weird that….?’ He usually looks at me and shrugs. So I’ll say it here instead. Isn’t it weird that….all the land on Earth is divided up into countries?...
Why Our Lives Should be Defined by the Weather

Why Our Lives Should be Defined by the Weather

Once upon a time I lived a life where the weather was outside. It was Other. It was something that happened out the window. Something I merely went through to get from one inside space to the next inside space. From my front door to the bus, from the bus to the...
It’s Not Where You Are it’s What You Do

It’s Not Where You Are it’s What You Do

It’s not where you are, it’s what you do I find myself tangled in a ball of wool often. I’m not a knitter. The wool is in my head and there’s no adorable kitten batting it around. Sometimes, the more I think, the deeper I get tangled until I find myself unable to get...