Earth community. Visual storyteller. Digital nomad. Natural history + current events. Raconteur. Cultural anthropology.
I hope that somewhere in here I will talk about a creator who will intrigue + inspire you.
Encore, Mes Amis! Lupin Is Back.
Personal confession: I love Lupin. The Netflix thriller about a gentleman thief in modern-day France is ferocious, fine, frantic, frenetic — un délice.
Bring on the Euros 2020! Better Late Than Never
And so, here we are. UEFA Euro 2000, otherwise known as the UEFA European Football Championships (soccer to you) or just plain old Euros (shorter, simpler and easier to remember), is finally underway.
They Killed Lions, and Now They Save Them
The lions come at night mostly. The semi-arid thorn bush country of northwestern Kenya is a harsh place to survive, even for a lion, and when periodic droughts hit — as they do with increasing frequency in these climate-challenged times — cattle are easier to find than the occasional gazelle or wandering zebra.
The Elephant Forget-Me-Not
Of all the sights on Earth that literally take the breath away, seeing a living creature in the wild whose ancestry can be traced back some 55 million years is a rare and beautiful privilege.
Is Generation Z the New ‘Greatest Generation’?
For an aging Gen-Xer like myself, the results of a just-released survey of thousands of Generation Z young people across Europe made for sobering reading. It wasn’t so much the numbers, though — which are worrying enough — but the personal testimonies of those affected.
Sorry, Tennis Buffs, But I’m All for Naomi Osaka
I used to be an obsessive tennis fan. I grew up in the era of Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Tennis was always popular with fans of individual sports, as opposed to team sports, but it wasn’t until the Connors-Borg-McEnroe era that the sport really took off and exploded in the public consciousness.
Covid Variants: What’s In a Name?
Little more than 15 months ago I exchanged emails halfway round the world with a Facebook friend who’s a renowned geneticist. He had moved from a (reasonably) comfortable life in the mainland US to a small island somewhere in Indonesia, an island nation of 17,508 islands, of which roughly 6,000 are inhabited.
At Long, Long Last, the Champions League Final
The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea to crown the best soccer team in Europe — even though the two sides both hail from the UK — was always going to be hyped as one of those games where both sides overthink things.