Guest Blog: Raised From The Alive

For this, the first in an occasional series of guest blogs (they’re all the rage these days), I’d like to re-introduce an old friend, a man with whom I braved the horrors of Western and Central Europe for 10 weeks of this bicycle journey… ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Mark Maultby!…

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Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

I think New Year’s Resolutions are a really crap way to make positive changes to the way you live. Why? Well, I reckon it’s much more effective to start doing something than to stop doing something. Most New Year’s Resolutions seem to revolve around giving something up. So, on the…

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Company For Christmas In The Caucasus

It’s December and the mercury is dropping fast. This week I experienced my first morning run in the falling snow, crunching quietly in the pre-dawn blue around the faded grandeur of Victory Park and its empty dilapidated walkways, crumbling statues and rusty fairground rides. The onset of winter took me…

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This Is About Us

This is the moment at which we turn and face ourselves. Here, in the plastic corridors and crowded stalls, among impenetrable texts and withering procedures, humankind decides what it is and what it will become. It chooses whether to continue living as it has done, until it must make a…

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A Little Video About Cycling In Yerevan

My last post was an invitation to come along to one of the many global bicycle gatherings that happened last Sunday on the eve of the COP15 climate change summit in Copenhagen. I helped to organise a ride here in Yerevan, and I took my trusty video camera with me.…

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