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11 Lessons From Writing A Book


“Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” Cheryl Strayed The Vague Direction book is finally available. It’s called… drumroll… Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle […]

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Four Takeaways from Barack Obama on the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron


There’s a lot in the news today about a tiny segment of the POTUS’ interview on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast. I thoroughly recommend listening to it in full. It’s brilliant. WTF is always amazing, but this one is especially unique.  I really warmed to Obama in this interview. It’s one of the more honest public conversations […]

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Radicles: The Untold Story of Silk Road


DREAD: ok, so can you change the order to execute rather than torture? DREAD: he was on the inside for a while, and now that he’s been arrested, I’m afraid he’ll give up info. Of course, DPR was right that Green had been flipped—by the very same man he’d just hired as an assassin. It […]

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What you should expect from a long bicycle journey


Bicycle touring for a sustained period of time is a funny old thing. It is freedom. It is frustration. It is joy. It is really a range of everything you can get thrown at you, erm, being thrown at you. Here’s a little photo journal of what you might expect if you saddle up and […]

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Chats with Evernote


If you followed the Vague Direction bicycle journey as it was happening, you may’ve seen the Evernote logo on the Vague Direction website. They were friends and partners throughout the trip, and I don’t think I could function properly without their productivity tools, which have become an external brain and a place to document everything – […]

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Creative projects, iteration & doubt

Here’s another video. (Last one for a while, promise!) Following on from the last post, where Visual Collective and I teamed up, this time around we had a quirky conversation about: The battles of a long-term creative project Knowing or not knowing when a project is done The fear that comes with knowing something you’ve made will be […]

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A Little About Film

At the end of a very long day a week or two ago, dear homies Visual Collective and I teamed up to record a piece about Vague Direction when we possibly maybe probably definitely should’ve been doing other things. They’re very nice. We spoke about: What the reason for starting Vague Direction was How the […]

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The Vague Direction Book (Pre-order now on Kickstarter)


Hey everyone, Big ol’ news today. The Vague Direction Book, about the bicycle journey and the stories that happened along the way, is written. And I’d love your help to publish it. So today, for a limited time, I’m launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help get over the final hurdle, which is to get: […]

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Treasure Maps


[UPDATE: All maps are now gone, sorry!] ‘Ahoy me hearties, It’s been quite quiet around here for a month or so, but all for good reason – there’s fun stuff coming! In the meantime though, I was just having a clear out and found some treasure which I’d love to give away to anyone who might […]

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Mr Yamaguchi


Tsutomu Yamaguchi had a cushty job. He worked for Mitsubishi, in Japan, where he was an engineer in the shipbuilding division, designing oil tankers. It was World War Two. He was away on business when it happened, stepping off a tram, before heading to a shipyard that nestled among flat potato fields on either side. It was the final day […]

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