Like me, this new blog is under construction.
Or, a better metaphor, I see it as a journey.
Especially when you consider that the photo was taken on the extraordinary honeymoon that my wife and I shared, in December of 2010, flying into Oddballs bush camp, then on to Chobe, where four African countries – Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe – meet in the waters of the Zambezi, and finally to Imbabala Lodge, across the river in troubled Zimbabwe.
If the honeymoon marked a new beginning in our lives, the mokoro – a traditional dugout, poled through the reeds and open channels of the delta, swaying bare inches above the dangerous water (think crocs, think hippos) – seems as good an image as any of the simple things – the knowledge and skill of our guide, the sturdy simplicity of the vessel, the sun on our backs, bird-cries and the water lapping – that will carry us to our destination.
So join me on the journey, and become part of the conversation, as I fire off missives about things that excite, irritate and inspire me.
Topics such as
- the awkward job of becoming a writer – or, how to procrastinate, prevaricate, and finally knuckle down and do it
- earning a living and rediscovering your purpose (especially when you are over the hill – yuck!)
- this fragile planet and the challenge of sustainability
- the role and impact of corporations in society, and the mysteries and contradictions of corporate citizenship
- politics, development, and all of that stuff that we used to be so idealistic about (and probably still are)
- history, man!
- science – from (A)stronomy to (Z)oology – and technology – from (A)pple to (Z)ynga
- travel, photography, food, wine and all the fun stuff that keeps us young and out there.
Like you, I could use some Good Company.