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.
The Olympics in the Year of the Pandemic
The Games must go on! Well … here’s an Olympics story for you. It explains, at least in part, why I’ve never been a fan of the Olympics, least of today, right now, during these Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, in the Year of the Pandemic.
The Princess, the Yacht and the Burner Phone(s)
Imagine, if you will, two great spy novelists agree to meet for lunch, say in Piccadilly Circus in central London. Say, John le Carré and Ian Fleming.
A True Crime Story Comes To Life
It’s rare that a true crime documentary series pays as much attention to the victim of a bloody and senseless murder as it does the crime itself, and yet that’s one of the many things that drew me to filmmaker John Dower’s three-part Netflix series Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.
Euro 2021: Where European Football Meets Humanity:
Who knew. As of writing, Europe’s top soccer forwards have missed five of nine penalty kicks; the referring has been scandal free; VAR video review has yet to provoke any international incidents; and there was brilliant sunshine in Glasgow and pouring rain in London as Scotland (23rd in the world rankings) faced the Auld enemy England (4th in the world) in their own lair, and escaped with a 0-0 stalemate.
The Climate War: Don’t Be Fooled, Trust the Science.
Psst. What have you, yourself personally done for the environment lately? Wrong question! That’s the question the oil companies, big tech and the fossil fuel industry want you to ask. Because it takes the heat off them.
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.
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.