The Answer to the Universe

Listen instead 😉 I have about 10 books on the go at the moment.  Passing by my favourite book shop in Chiang Mai, I stop in “just to look” and admire the heavenly stacks of all-the-answers-to-my-questions, the panacea to my spiritual angst, the antidote to my existential restlessness. (I know I’m not the only one).... Continue Reading →

close enough

The sound of devotion Released to city streets Knitted into urban life Cast out into soupy air that hangs like a blanket on a line and holds a golden hum aum mani padme hum aum mani padme hum Deep, monotonous, real enough to almost stroke with my fingertips but not quite Held in by mountains... Continue Reading →

Road Trippin’

There are few things I love as much as I love riding my bike.  When I was 8 years old, I’d spend whole summer days riding my bike, making up destinations just to have an excuse to push pedal my way down empty roads spotted with afternoon sun and the promise of something magical.  The... Continue Reading →

There Are Good Monks And There Are Bad Monks

A long time ago, in what seems like another life, I sat at a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand chatting with a young monk. The experience was part of an initiative called “Monk Chat”, offered at several Buddhist temples around Thailand’s northern urban darling. The city’s novice monks––the young, and effectively in-training monks––sit with interested... Continue Reading →

Freedom and the Digital Nomad

I’ve met all kinds of people in all kinds of places. One of my favourite places in the world is Chiang Mai. My favourite because I don’t need a point of reference to know that I love it. I’m just free to love it. It doesn’t inspire me to travel to yet unexplored parts, it... Continue Reading →

Why do we travel? Part two

It’s uncomfortable, dangerous, and it costs money. But it will take you under the seas, over the mountains, and through yourself. To travel is the best decision I’ve ever made and I’ll make it a thousand times more. Because of travel, I’ve managed to cram about a hundred mini lives into my given one. When... Continue Reading →

Why do we travel? Part One

I’ve been in Southeast Asia a long time. So long that when I thought about writing my next blog, indicators you’ve travelled in Southeast Asia a long time, I was a bit stumped. I thought about it as I took a shower and delighted in the ease at which I can go from toilet to... Continue Reading →

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