Throughout this quarantine/crisis/global pandemic I haven’t been writing. Largely haven't had a lot of motivation for it. No real desire compelling me to get my thoughts onto the page. Focused on other things and other means of expression. As much as I feel a sense of regret for not using this time more effectively, more … Continue reading Why I’ve been quiet
Looking back to look forward 2019>2020
End of 2019 already! Whew! Where the fuck did last year go!?! Feels like it flew by. Faster than any year that I’ve previously experienced by a long shot. Right now I’m sitting in Rio de Janeiro, the same place I was last year at this time. I was here, stayed, left, and now returned … Continue reading Looking back to look forward 2019>2020
The best moments of my life are rarely captured on camera
A few weeks ago I went to a highline festival. On day 1 I gave my camera to someone and told them to take some pictures of me while I was on the line. Naturally, I wanted to get the picture/video of the experience. It was great to view afterwards. I learned a lot about … Continue reading The best moments of my life are rarely captured on camera
The Journey is the Destination
I recently finished the final book of Steven King’s epic Magnum Opus, “The Dark Tower”. A phenomenal epic journey of Roland the Gunslinger and his troupe of comrades and how they overcome the impossible to fight evil and reach the tower. I loved it. Shortly before the very end of the final book, the part … Continue reading The Journey is the Destination
Why I love the rain – and why you should too!
A few months ago I moved to Florianopolis, Brazil. A place touted for it's beaches and nature and good weather…however, it's been raining probably about 70% of the time I've been here. But I'm not here to complain…I love it! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a beach and sun kinda guy. I can only deal … Continue reading Why I love the rain – and why you should too!
The World We Can’t See
"The ordinary everyday consciousness that we have leaves out MORE than it takes in. And because of this it leaves out things that are terribly important. It leaves out things that would, if we did know them, allay our anxieties and fears and horrors. And If we could extend our awareness to include those things … Continue reading The World We Can’t See
The Philosophy of “Nois”
As I dive into the culture of Brazil and the nuances of Portuguese language, there are always some fun cultural insights that come along with the learning process. Moments of understanding in seeing how language is a reflection of culture and values. Most recently this has manifested in the use of the word “nois" - … Continue reading The Philosophy of “Nois”
A braindump note to my readers on a Saturday
I don’t think I’ve ever written a letter to my audience, directly addressed something to my readers. A thought piece where I simply tell you whats on my mind in the world of Troy. So hey readers! What’s good!? Hope you’re smiling and dancing and living life with a smile! I don’t utilise my newsletter … Continue reading A braindump note to my readers on a Saturday