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Life and Death at Sea

At last night's Geekeasy, as part of Slapdash, I delivered a lecture entitled "Life & Death at Sea". The topic – adventure, risk and consequences on and in the ocean – genuinely fascinates me. It's also the first time

By |2017-09-14T08:43:39+00:00June 20 2014|

Las Vegas: everything in excess

I've now been to Vegas. And I get why it's so popular: it's wonderful and bright and sleazy; it's the epicenter of hedonism and indulgence. It can be so damn sexy.Fortunately, we played it cool.

By |2017-09-14T08:43:39+00:00June 17 2014|

An ideal workday

What would your perfect work day be like? No really. Think about it. Try and imagine a scenario where you would be completely satisfied with your professional life.If you're like me, it's not that easy to

By |2017-09-14T08:43:39+00:00May 9 2014|

The Pomodoro Technique

Friend and boss: the tomato timerOne of the very hardest things about freelancing is time management. Actually, time management has always been an issue no matter what I was doing.Thinking back to my days in

By |2017-09-14T08:43:39+00:00May 7 2014|

To beg, borrow and steal

So basically, you've got three options. "Bad artists copy, great artists steal"  Maybe it was Picasso who said the above, or maybe the reality is slightly – and fittingly – less exact than that. But for artists, writers, and

By |2017-09-14T08:43:39+00:00April 25 2014|

The Solo Dining Experience

Deciding where to go for dinner in a strange city is always a crapshoot.Actually, it's not so tough. However, it is tricky when you're by yourself. All of a sudden there are so many metrics

By |2017-09-14T08:43:40+00:00April 24 2014|

The joys of movement

Whenever I picture Amsterdam, it's sunny and I'm on my bike.This scenario (the sunshine part) could be borne out in reality more frequently, but still it's an often-enough occurrence, and certainly pleasant enough, to warrant

By |2017-09-14T08:43:40+00:00April 23 2014|

EU Battled for YOUR Vote

I just did the call, now getting the responseLast week I hosted a freestyle rap battle (which is already a huge thrill), and it was politically-based (which is gratifying), and it was in the European

By |2017-09-14T08:43:40+00:00April 16 2014|