California road trip video

California has always loomed large in my imagination, mainly because of what I saw on tv and in films. When I finally visited it was one of the few places I’ve ever been to where I instantly felt at home exactly because it felt full of possibilities.… Read More California road trip video

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Toasted cornbread and jalapeño jam in San Francisco

Since returning to Sydney these past few months, I can’t help but notice just how much more we’ve become influenced by American food trends. It’s easy to pick out what’s been replicated from the other side of the Pacific: bagels with lox and cream cheese, milkshakes with paper straws, pulled pork everything. Hipster Mexican. But it’s not quite the same, and… Read More Toasted cornbread and jalapeño jam in San Francisco

How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the shake at TEDActive 2013

TEDActive 2013 wasn’t a strange fitness-related event, which some people assumed it was from following my social media activity. The ‘Active’ refers to more cerebral kinds of activities. “It’s like nerd camp”, one guy said to me, and that’s closer to the mark. Yet saying that doesn’t quite capture what it’s actually like. The conference took place… Read More How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the shake at TEDActive 2013