Seattle’s speech for the new year

A new year is just around the bend, and we are faced with great challenges to our global, and local, climate – a fact we are increasingly reminded of. My wish for the new year is that we all try to live easier, smaller lives, content with what we need instead of simply seeking what…

Be prepared for a new year

This ‘speech’ was found amongst Baden-Powells papers after his death. Originally meant to be a message to the global scout movement, it is really a very general advise we would all do well to keep in mind. Merry christmas – and a happy new year! “I have had a most happy life and I want…

…I wish to speak a word for nature

I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil–to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one,…

Emerson on nature

In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature. Nature, 1849

Alone in the woods – a tip on sawing wood

Sawing wood in the field is a very practical exercise in precision, endurance and balance, but it can sometimes be a strain on your arms and your back, as well as being a source of danger should you slip and damage the hand stabilizing the piece you’re sawing. In this video I show you a simple…