Category Archives: Opinions / Thoughts / Reflections

2020 New Year’s Conclusions!

New Year’s Resolutions & Message – 2020 Greetings People, Planet and Porcupines! A Happy Christmas and Merry New Year / Decade from Aotearoa New Zealand once again (before heading to China to kickstart 2020 with more global citizenship, sustainability and … Continue reading

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100,000 Global Citizens Creating Positive Change?

After 9 years of working in aid and development across 50+ countries I got sick of returning to my home country and blaming others, telling them what they should do (while being ignored) and feeling frustrated and mostly helpless. In … Continue reading

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2019 New Year Inclusions!

New Year’s Resolutions and Message – 2019 Hi Happy Humans for Prosperity and Purpose! A happy Christmas from Aotearoa New Zealand and a very merry New Year from Adelaide, Australia! A couple of lovely weeks in NZ with Serafina and … Continue reading

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A Day on The Bike – an Analogy for Promoting the Global Goals

The 102km journey I took today on a cycling trip to activate South Australia with the Global Goals today I think is a great analogy and comparison to working towards the success of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development… Like … Continue reading

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Birthday Count Up – with pics (2018)

  Wow this was quite the process and I am glad I did when 40 and not 80. Such a beautiful time thinking back on the memories and people over the years – really amazing and I encourage anyone to … Continue reading

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40 Years – A Whole Bunch To Be Grateful Of

The idea that most popped into my head on my 40th b’day (while walking 40km in Indonesia and getting my arse sunburnt off – not literally my arse but certainly my face, neck and arms) was GRATITUDE (in capitals since … Continue reading

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2018 New Year’s Constitutions!

New Year’s Resolutions and Message – 2018 Hi People of purpose for planet and global society! A happy Christmas and a very merry New Year from Adelaide, Australia where I will be till the end of March (the longest time … Continue reading

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‘Hey White Man!’ – how I can empathise a little more with women…

‘Hey White Man!’ is something I hear a lot as I walk the streets of Liberia. I’m not unfamiliar with these kinds of calls from living a year in Ethiopia to the calls of ‘Ferenji!’, or Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania … Continue reading

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The True Superheroes of the World are Their Guardians

Think about Superman, Batman and maybe others (that is about my knowledge of superheroes) and how they were raised and how they got their values, behaviours and attitudes for doing good in the world. Admittedly some of it comes from … Continue reading

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Is Formal Education Really Education?

For the first time in 10 months I have the opportunity to write as a normal native natural human! I can write as I wish with the primary focus of connecting to people, feelings, understanding and discovery without an academic … Continue reading

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