One of the drawbacks to being alone on a rowboat is that there isn’t very much to do apart from, well, row. So on a day like today, when there isn’t any rowing to be done because the sea anchor is out, it’s a slow day for news.
In fact, I spent part of today wondering just why I do this. There must be more effective ways to get the good green word out there. I could have been online, or networking at a conference, or writing articles. However, it occurred to me that the number of waking hours that I spend at sea this year will probably not be so much more than the number of waking hours that the average person spends watching TV, or the average gamer spends playing computer games, and suddenly this doesn’t seem like quite such a waste of time.
This is rather a short blog. I reckon a good blog post should say what it has to say, and then stop. So I will.
I hear it is the Slow Living Summit conference in Vermont this week. Today slow living is something I know all about. A big hello to all the delegates, and to Bill McKibben and all the good folk of 350.org.
And an inspiring quote to get your week started – one of my favourites:
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact try going to bed with a mosquito.” (Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop)
Christopher Senn. (Some miles unsponsored.)