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| Optimistic ponderings on humanity's future |

| With credit where credit's due to Jack Judge and Henry James "Harry" Williams |

[I try to only use rights free images, but please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.]

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February 23, 2016

 [From the series 'Bajau Laut: Last of the Sea Nomads' | Image by James Morgan]

It covers over 5.7 million square kilometres - which is still just 1.6% of the planet's oceans - and contains 76% of all known coral species, 37% of all known coral reef fish species, 53% of the world's coral reefs, the greatest extent of mangrove forests in the world, and spawning and juvenile growth areas for tuna and other glo...

September 4, 2015

[Re-imagining the future]

Sometimes life as a solo consultant is everything I want it to be. Challenging, inspiring, fulfilling - and flexible enough to let me build my life with my wife and two (very) young daughters around it.

Other times - normally after the clock has struck about 1:00am - it's anything but.

I work on challenging projects - by choice - and that means I often get to see too many of the issues that fac...

July 22, 2015

[Icelandic River Series | Andre Ermolaev ] 

As I came out of stable employment and daughter number 2 arrived, I was incredibly fortunate to have the chance to step back and remind myself about the breathtaking beauty of our planet and why it's worth fighting so hard to find a better way for humanity to exist here.

As part of this period of taking stock, I also re-discovered the work of an amazing Russian photographer w...

July 12, 2015

 [The Rock of Cashel | County Tipperary]

'It's a Long Way to Tipperary' started out as just a holding title for this blog. But having lived with it for a while, I can't see it changing any time soon!

A slightly odd choice I know, but it's oddness is probably one of the reasons I liked it in the first place. That along with its optimistic tone and the sense that, although it's a long way to get there, given mine an...

July 2, 2015

[Astronaut Footprints on the Moon | Detlev Van Ravenswaay]

Our second child arrived in April.

Reason enough for pause and reflection and, like the arrival of our first, a life-affirming and life-changing moment wrapped up in one.

As this unfolded, I found myself faced with a decision on the slightly more mundane matter of my livelihood. For many years a loyal employee - albeit one taking a slighty less well-travell...

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