While I REALLY REALLY love my work, I complement my life with other things I love as a much or more:

The Ocean:  Call it vice, meditation, being a waterman or simply being a beach bum... its up to you... I always felt more secure in the ocean than on land. In the ocean my destiny depends on me, in the land there are too many other variables beyond my control. I enjoy Surfing, Sailing, Spearfishing, Long Distance Ocean Swimming, Waka Ama (outrigger canoes) paddling as well as Traditional Outriggers Sailing and Wayfinding.

My Music: I have been playing music for people since the 80's, mostly DJeing at big parties and radio programmes.

I like photography... and my job takes me to amazing places

Life is to enjoy it... go ahead and do it

Chunks of wisdom:

"Everything always takes longer than you think, even if you think it will probably take longer than I think, it still takes longer than you think" (A variation of Hofstadter's Law - my mantra in fisheries management and international development)

I view science as a ruthless collision of originality & rigor.

Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.

Prosperity comes with four terminal diseases: debt, development consultants, obesity, and tourism.

Life is about early detection of the reversal point beyond which belongings (say a house, car, or business) start owning you.

At sea... fear is your friend, keeps you measured and alert. Panic is your enemy, it just kills you.


“Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea