Mining, mining investment and travel is what I do. It affords me the opportunity to see amazing places. This was a pit in western Mali. Not 10km away, on an exploration site we saw a man crossing the border with a horse. "what's he doing?" I asked. "Him? Oh he's a smuggler" we were told matter of factly
Triple Canopy – A Note on Common Minds by Alexander Provan
In the 1980s and ’90s, as the standard model of physics gathered dust and the field moved from front-page philosophy into the murk of mathematics, neuroscience emerged as the discipline most likely to demystify the natural world—or at least one particularly interesting element of it, ourselves. Triple Canopy’s Alexander Provan introduces a series of essays and conversations on the contemporary infatuation with the brain.
Governments are there to protect us, not tell us how to live. It's ironic that in an age when we have less faith in politicians that ever before, we choose to expect more from them than ever before
This was my only dream in my early life. I've been to so many countries that I now know that while we appear so weird to each other, we are all so much the same at heart. It's a valuable perspective.