A conditional optimist with a passion for technology and local food

On Nov 4th, 2016 Kimberly and I and our 10 year old daughter Zuva, left Waiheke Island after 15 years.

We headed down to Christchurch for the SingularityU NZ Summit. Then to a 3-day camp at The Green School in Bali to show Zuva a different kind of education opportunity.

We’ll be back in New Zealand on January 20th and the South Island is calling us. The next adventure is just beginning.

Past projects

Transition Towns Aotearoa
Ooooby
Beyond Organic NZ Tour
Six-Figure Farming NZ Tour

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Complacent optimism – the feeling of a child waiting for presents. Conditional optimism – the feeling of a child who wants a treehouse and realises that if he gets some wood and nails and persuades other kids to help him, he can build one. I am not complacently optimistic about the future; I am conditionally optimistic. ~Steven Pinker