Group of train personnel from Transiberiana d'Italia

The best of people

The more I see of the world, the more I realise that we’re really quite limited as a species. In small groups, we can have¬†quite an incredible capacity for doing good. We can be kind,[…]

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Halcyon Days

The phrase “halcyon days” has always meant nothing more to me than general nostalgia. Since moving to Crete, and more particularly since spending winter here, I’ve learned its original, much more specific meaning. Winters here[…]

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I’m back!

It’s been a great couple of weeks. Total silence really did me some good. I realised how much noise I have in my life, even though I live in quite a peaceful, rural location in[…]

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On showing up

There’s a quote I remember hearing years ago, one of those quotes that really resonated with me and has stuck with me ever since. It was by Woody Allen, I think, and he said something[…]

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What is it about water?

Well, here I am again. Spent the last few weeks driving around Crete, looking at different areas to live in. The search ended abruptly, though, when I saw this: That’s the view from the balcony[…]

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