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Entries from 2017

2017 was the year of the Rooster

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.


31 2017 run archive

A big year of serious running, including the Tely 10 and my first Robin Hood half marathon. Here’s my primary Strava data from the year.

31 2017 in music

A fantastic year for music: many of my favourites returned with new albums and heaps of exceptional new artists appeared. We also made it to lots of shows.

21 Little goat of the air

There it was again: a mysterious humming vibrato piercing the silence, then gone. Whatever the source, it was close, and moving at high speed. The twilight made these sudden whirrs seem unnerving yet also fascinating, a puzzle to be solved.

03 Outdoors, indoors

It’s an easy mistake to assume that going outside—actually out of the door—is the only way to reconnect with the natural world.


25 Altered images

I’ve been whispering about “a new image of nature” recently. I first encountered this concept while studying land art two decades ago, and it’s nothing new.

15 Junco’s, the tiniest pub in Newfoundland

How reality TV exposes nature’s life cycles, and why a whole province found delight in an unscripted anthropomorphic soap opera.

05 Los Angeles and San Diego

Our second trip to LA, plus a weekend in Coronado for Tara and Cameron’s wedding. 31st October to 5th November.


25 Internet of Natural Things

What do I mean by “Internet of Natural Things”? Well, let’s ease in with a brief explanation of this positive take on digital technology.

09 Grizzly Bear

Brixton Academy, London

03 Early connections to nature

As I began researching the ways digital tech helps us discover our world, I considered nature’s influence on my formative years and wondered what I might’ve lost.


28 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

27 The National

26th and 27th September, Eventim Apollo, London

24 Robin Hood Half Marathon

Today, I successfully completed my first official half marathon.

01 I’m writing again

Buoyed by experiential optimism, I want to highlight the ways digital technology can benefit well-being, and strengthen our connection to the natural world.


23 The Shins

Rock City, Nottingham

15 Copenhagen 2017

Instagrams from our second trip to Copenhagen, 10-15 August.

12 Haven Festival, Copenhagen

The National, Bon Iver, Beach House, Feist, Iggy Pop, Band of Horses and many more. Refshaleøens, Copenhagen


23 Newfoundland’s 90th Tely 10

Today, we completed Newfoundland’s famous 10-mile road race.

04 Radiohead

Old Trafford, Manchester


04 Two weeks in the Scottish Highlands

Instagrams and notes from our two-week driving and camping trip.


18 Angel Olsen

Rock City, Nottingham


29 Grandaddy

Rock City, Nottingham

04 X Japan

SSE Arena, Wembley, London


16 Newfoundland, Winter 2016/17

Instagrams from 24th December to 15th January. I had to travel to the US twice (New York, then Tennessee) during the trip, which was silly and exhausting. Still, a lovely white Christmas in St. John’s.

12 Pigeon Forge

A week in Tennessee for our latest retreat.

05 Brooklyn run

I had to attend a meeting in NYC, so flew down from snowy St. John’s. I only had 24 hours and it was bitterly cold but I made time for a fave run.