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On the Hong Kong Trail (Dragon's Back)

The Other Side of Hong Kong Island

Visit a new place, and everything seems new and exciting, and therefore, at least there is engagement with where you now are. Just as the only-too-well-known where we feel we are at home is not really seen anymore because of its familiarity (even as there

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The Silence of Sound

“How to really live in this world” is the one thing I aim to explore and explain, but the natural twin to that is a look at how we do make ourselves at home in… wherever we are. Increasingly, that is in cities. Parkour has

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Joining the International Migrant Workers

It’s a crazy world, where we seek the best decisions, but complexity makes it unlikely we will find anything but bad ones. And also good ones, for as long as we make decisions, we will get new experiences and we will tend to interpret them

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Feeling the Truth

We are said to be in a world that has been disenchanted by science, where the feeling of magic and mystery has been swept aside by the cold hard search for scientific truth – but too many of the “truths” we keep finding in and

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OutDoor Friedrichshafen 2014 Report

You want to make yourself at home in this world, you need to handle the onslaught of stuff and find what’s good for dealing with whatever conditions you find yourself in – and indeed, what helps get into a greater variety of conditions. My involvement

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Suunto Ambit3 Preview

Previews aren’t normally my thing, pseudo-exclusive first looks at products still in beta even less so, but Suunto’s GPS (and) training “wristop computers” have accompanied my path of getting “at home in…” So, having just visited the OutDoor Friedrichshafen, I’ll break the usual rule for

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Via Natura Ultra Trail Video

Back from the Bergmarathon around the Traunsee lake (once again), off to the OutDoor Friedrichshafen shortly, I finally put together a little video chronicling May’s Via Natura Ultra Trail (race report here, ‘high’ notes here, training – or rather, non-training – thoughts there). Instead of

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Social Media, Junk Food of the Mind

Like junk food piggybacks on our innate liking for salt, sugar and fat, so social media abuse our desire for social sharing and validation… and so, both are feeding problematic tendencies, even as there is use and pleasure in them. I woke up just 5