The Long Walk Home

After a hard day’s work, rest is easy to find. Your muscles tire, your body is exhausted and your mind wants nothing more than to forget the stresses it has churned since you got out of bed. That final rest after a proud struggle is what we desire and deserve when we step out of…

Defeating Mt.Fuji

Diary entry: Day 1. 17:00 We thought we were ready, or at least I thought everyone else was ready. My bags were packed for the voyage. Winter clothes, raincoat, torch, food, it was all there. Enough supplies to survive on while we risked our lives on a hopeless cause. We weren’t doing it for money….

Sponsor a baby polar bear

There’s a joke I never quite understood as a child but now in adulthood, it’s so painfully true that it’s funny. Here it is:   A baby polar bear turns to its mother and asks “mommy, am I a real polar bear?”. The mother polar bear looks down and replies “of course you are my…

Waking up to the Windy City

The U.K doesn’t really suffer many natural disasters. There’s the occasional flood but, unless your car or house is your baby then it can only be considered property damage. Once every blue moon when the stars are aligned, there might be an earthquake so powerful, that with its overwhelming brutal force, it’ll knock over a…

A bounty of one yen coins

We all need to offer some small level of sympathy to people in difficult situations. In most cases, you couldn’t ever blame someone for causing the mess they find themselves in, not with so much in the world we can’t control or predict. That’s why it’s important to have a little compassion. That’s what I…