Cycling to Russia

You could either agree or disagree with this. But sometimes, the best way to live a full life, when considering a risk that may or may not work out, but in your rationale it really makes sense – leads you to take a bold call to follow your passions. This is the type adventure my brother, […]

Untold Stories

A couple of Friday’s back, after feeling confident from a second job interview, all suited up ready to take on the world, I came across Tom Hanks freshly published book: Uncommon Type. That’s right, the legendary Tom Hanks – wrote a book of short stories. In an unusually quick decision to buy a: hardcover-book-two-days-released-out-of-the-box-price; I […]

48-Hour Film Project Win

It’s not every day that people in your family win Audience Award for the 48-hour film project Glasgow – so I’m going to go all out. Through blood, sweat and tears my incredibly talented brother and wife, David and Mairi Rive, with acting support of friends and family pulled it together in the mad dash […]

Kenya’s Elections – New Voices

On the 8 August, next Tuesday, Kenya’s general election is taking place and although I wasn’t planning on writing about it, this political time in Kenya has really been on my mind a bit lately as I know first hand what the exhaustion of these elections is like. I was living in the country through […]

Boys From The City Camping in The Wild

This is the longest track in the world. Those were the words of my younger brother, David, one time when we were teenagers on one of our weekend tramping (New Zealand word for hiking and camping) trips with our best mates Theren and Brin, to Smith Creek Shelter in the Tararua Ranges. This was actually […]

Letters and Words and Edits

A couple of weeks back I renamed this blog from my name, to Edits. I did this as I wanted a refresh and a name that was more in tune with what I am thinking of doing with this blog. I named it Edits because to be honest, even though I enjoy writing with the […]

The Good Immigrant

I discovered an extraordinary book a few weeks back called; The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla. Like the concept of Kickstarter, publishing was crowdfunded through Unbound from the interest of people making a pledge, and with 1323 backers, it was published in 2016. Today is World Refugee Day and with immigration at such a […]

Happily Ever After

Some things we should know by now, right? Well turns out, this is not always how it works. This is because wisdom is not a cliché, slogan or hashtag. Rather it’s something that is almost like good music. It bypasses the noise and sits with you, and then makes a gear change in your mind. This past […]

Something Personal

July ran away on me and now its mid August. There you go, you now know how loose I am at keeping writing up on this blog. But needless to say, my mind never stops thinking and contemplating. Sometimes I have a million ideas on what to write about and some times I lack a […]