Vulnerable by Choice

“In the safest, most boring country, the worst lone gunman shooting happens. The worst in the world, in history. But it will not make our country worse. The safe, boring democracy will supply him with a defense lawyer as is his right. He will not get more than 21 years in prison as is the… Continue reading Vulnerable by Choice


“Compared to the industrialized information factories of Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter (or even the NY Times or Gawker), what I do is handcrafted. There’s no assembly line. I read a bunch of stuff and then write about just a few relevant things. It’s inefficient as hell, but most of the time, it results in a… Continue reading Handcrafted

3 Verbs

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? “Committing to beginning to try to cycle round the world. (Notice there’s 3 verbs involved and none of them actually relate to the 46000 miles I slogged round the world…)” – Alastair Humphreys, British adventurer