“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Never having owned a dog, I’m not particularly au fait with the ins and outs of our obsession with “man’s best friend”. Continue reading
“Find joy in everything you choose to do” – Chuck Palahniuk
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” – Aldous Huxley
Open doors, closed doors, locked doors, ajar doors, big doors, small doors, simple doors, ornate doors, humble doors – I love them all. Continue reading
“To travel is to live” – H.C.Andersen
There are many reasons I consider myself to be extremely fortunate. This week, aside from the usual – sufficient funds to feed myself and keep a roof over my head, good health and a loving and supportive partner – I’m counting my blessings that, from time to time, my strangely precarious job takes me on some wonderful adventures. From Bali to Ethiopia to Panama, I’ve been lucky enough to work on conferences the world over, and what’s more, to be able to take these opportunities to explore places I might never otherwise have imagined visiting.
This week, it’s Viet Nam. Continue reading
“A city of extreme contradictions” – Daniel Silva, on Moscow.
Of the great loves of my life, the one that has caused me the most heartache and confusion has to be my passion for Russia. Continue reading