Striding Out

I am embarrassed by the recent focus on setbacks and money. I want the reading of this blog to be a happy and positive experience – not a whinge-fest/grumblog! So, moving swiftly on…. Some of you will have read in my latest newsletter that I have set myself the challenge of walking 10,000 steps every day. This works for me on many levels. 1. I … Continued

The Darkest Hour Is Before Dawn

Just when life seems at its bleakest… a few signs appear that restore my faith that I am on the right track, and that fortune does indeed favour the bold. Yesterday, after I had posted my grumbly blog (grumblog?) I received an email from a longtime supporter whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, Markus Bennett from northern California. The photo is … Continued

Larger Debt

On certain Facebook pages you have to enter randomly-selected words to prove that you’re a human being. This morning I was faced with the stark words “LARGER” and “DEBT” – not a happy combination, and a reminder that with less than 4 months to go until launch date the expedition coffers are empty. And today has continued to be, well, just one of those days … Continued

Be The Change

Be the change you want to see in the world.(Mahatma Gandhi) That’s it. This quote has been going around in my head all day, and I just had to get it out. And (as Forrest Gump would say) – that’s all I have to say about that. P.S. written the following day… I’ve figured out why this quote was in my head. Today is Inauguration … Continued

You Are Having A Life-Changing Experience – Right Now!

Today you had a life-changing experience. You might even be having one right now. It may have been your life, or it may have been someone else’s life, and you may or may not have been aware of the fact. But to be sure, today you did something that affected somebody, somewhere. Most of us never find out the impact that we have – but … Continued

Enlightened Debauchery

“Enlightened debauchery” is the enticing tagline for the Mindshare events series in Los Angeles – and although (as far as I saw) the debauchery extended no further than an open bar and a few smokers out the back, the tagline fits the vibe. Enlightenment has surely never been so much fun. Ten days ago I had given a talk at the Pacific-Union Club in San … Continued

A Job Begun Is A Job Half Done

As I walked to the gym at dawn this morning (6 miles walking = less petrol used + less money spent + more calories burned) I was listening to a podcast called iProcrastinate. Useful stuff, and I’d like to share. Recently I have been puzzled by my own behaviour. I spent a lot of time during November and December evolving my strategy for 2009, in … Continued

Roz to Speak in San Francisco – Saturday

This Saturday I will be giving a public presentation, with video, at the Presidio Yacht Club in Fort Baker at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. This place has special memories for me – last summer’s successful row from San Francisco to Hawaii launched from there. The presentation is free and will be followed by a “Santa Maria” Barbeque dinner downstairs … Continued

The Sequel: Tight Jeans and Tipping Points

Thanks to all for the lively debate in the comments on my last blog. It has been very thought-provoking, and has brought me to a new insight – that we all need to do every single thing that we can to help our poor ailing planet. There is no point me saying, “I’m OK because I’m carbon neutral for the 3 months I’m at sea”, … Continued