Swangling

This article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of Waterlog Magazine. I once almost caught a trout between my legs. Aged 8 or 9, frolicking in a murky River Itchen, my Dad lifted me up out of the water by my arms and somehow my ankles ensnared an olive brown trout of about a … Continue reading Swangling

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Vanity Networks

They say it’s not what you know, but who you know. But who do you know? What does knowing someone mean today? We’re taught that it’s wise to build our personal networks – it’ll make us more successful knowing and being connected to lots of people – and technology now aggressively encourages this behaviour. We … Continue reading Vanity Networks

Recast

Here's an article that appeared in the wonderful Waterlog magazine this summer and explains why I've not been writing so much recently... My hazy first memory is of trying to fish - a kaleidoscopic jumble retained by my three-year-old mind, reassembled 30 years later. It all started with the discovery of a worm in our garden. … Continue reading Recast

TEDx – Behind the Schemes

My TEDx is done… Perhaps short for ‘Tom’s Exhausting Diary’, or 'Tom’s Extreme Dichotomy’, the latter encapsulating the hypocrisy felt giving a talk on simplicity whilst living an entirely complex life during the process. Plus ca change. Hopefully my outfit and, of course, the talk itself will help further explain how I feel and what … Continue reading TEDx – Behind the Schemes