Last week I passed the half-way point of my project here in Lima, so it seems a good time to reflect on the six months that have been and to consider what the rest of my year here may bring. It hasn’t been easy. Really: under-statement. As some of my posts have documented, I’m struggling with the day-to-day reality of life here, as well as with the bigger issues of environmental management… Read More
Category: Economics, Education, Ethics, Institutions & infrastructure, Politics & society, Popular culture, Rants & raves, Volunteering & activism Tags: a year in Peru, activism, aid, building community, change, corruption, creating a better future, dependency, development, education, enabling change, environmental management, government, Lima, living abroad, peru, policy, pollution, social inequality, sustainability, volunteering
There’s no road map to the path I’m forging. No one’s footprints to follow, only my own uneven tread. Progress is more of a spiral than a straight line: a slide backwards reminding me of why I need to keep pushing forward, a stumble another lesson (re)learnt. What matters is to keep on walking.
Category: Adventures, Landscape photography, nature photography, Photography, Weekend photo zen Tags: beach, Calvert's Beach, challenges, change, dramatic light, forging a path, growth, landscape, life changing, philosophy, Photography, Tasmania
Somewhere on the Tasmanian east coast Don’t just dream it, do it. Take that first step today and keep on the journey. Create your own footprints.
Category: Landscape photography, Photography, Weekend photo zen Tags: beach, begin, blue sky, change, Create your own footprints., dream, East Coast, getting started, landscape photography, making your dream a reality, motivation, new beginnings, taking first steps, Tasmania, the perfect beach, Weekend photo zen
Micro-fungi, Tarkine area, north-western Tasmania. From little things, big things grow. Sow a kernel of dreams, let them take root.
Category: nature photography, Photography, Weekend photo zen Tags: being who you want to be, change, dreams, fungi, hope, macro photography, moss, philosophy, Photography, small changes, Tarkine, Vincent Lingiari, Weekend photo zen
Last week I went to listen to Warren Macdonald give a talk about his life, philosophies and experiences. The key theme of Warren’s talk was coping with change and a comment he made in passing really got me thinking… Talking about coaching corporate clients on coping with change Warren commented that they often find it impossible to accept that global economy has permanently changed; that the “Global Financial Crisis” isn’t a temporary… Read More
Category: Environmental economics, Politics & society, Popular culture, Rants & raves Tags: change, consumerism, culture, economics, Global Financial Crisis, happiness, inspiration, media, opting-out, politics, sustainability, toxic culture