Not married

It was July 2010 and I had gone to Israel to volunteer at a wildlife reserve in the Southern Israeli dessert. On the 31st of July, I sat in an auditorium with about 25 other volunteers all in Israel to volunteer on different projects all around the country. Before the …

Compromise

I always thought that compromise in a relationship means both people not getting what they want. I’ve also heard people say they don’t think that’s right though – that it’s about both people getting what they want. But that doesn’t really ring true for me either. This does though. A friend of …

Use it or lose it

I spent the end of 2015 Helpxing on a couple farms in Ontario, Canada. Both places weren’t too far outside Ottawa, and the first was on a property owned by a guy called Damita. Damita had previously only worked in IT and had 0 experience in carpentry. But he read book …

I don’t feel good about this

Today I finished David Deutsch’s incredible book, The Beginning of Infinity, and went straight on to the next one I’ve got that I’ve been hanging to get stuck into, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. I’ve heard different people say it’s the book about how to be a good writer. The problem is I shouldn’t …

It’s just water

I live in a place where people are pretty active. Whenever the sun’s out, there’s people out running around, walking their dogs, talking and chatting, fishing, everything. But when it rains, everything’s different. On the streets and on the beach, it’s a ghost town. I can’t speak for everyone, but as …

What is Israeli Chutzpah?

Are Israeli people pushy? Kind of (at 2:07). But there’s a reason. Israelis don’t wait for things to happen. They make them happen. That’s why there’s so many great ideas and such great innovation that’s come out of there, the Startup Nation (Israel has the most tech startups per capita …