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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How reality TV exposes nature’s life cycles, and why a whole province found delight in an unscripted anthropomorphic soap opera.
Our second trip to LA, plus a weekend in Coronado for Tara and Cameron's wedding. 31st October to 5th November.
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.
Brixton Academy, London
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.
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
26th and 27th September, Eventim Apollo, London
Today, I successfully completed my first official half marathon.
Buoyed by experiential optimism, I want to highlight the ways digital technology can benefit well-being, and strengthen our connection to the natural world.
Rock City, Nottingham
Instagrams from our second trip to Copenhagen, 10-15 August.
The National, Bon Iver, Beach House, Feist, Iggy Pop, Band of Horses and many more. Refshaleøens, Copenhagen
Today, we completed Newfoundland's famous 10-mile road race.
Old Trafford, Manchester
Instagrams and notes from our two-week driving and camping trip.
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.
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.