I have been an environmental activist since I was a child. I discovered a sticky black substance while making sand castles on the pristine beaches where I grew up in Cornwall, England. This was the result of oil spills in the Atlantic Ocean.

In my 20s and 30s I travelled extensively. While visiting Europe’s playground, Greece, I noticed vast numbers of discarded plastic water bottles. An idea formed that was to become the theme of my life: waste to wealth. Other people’s garbage became my gold.

In my 40s I started writing about my travels in India. This was the result of having everything I possessed stolen at the Red Fort in Delhi. The ensuing series of emails sent to friends around the world documented my adventures and has become a book and commentary Nirvana by Installments​. It continues to be updated on where I am, whom I meet, and what I do in my travels around the world.

In my 50s I started packing around my first digital camera. To my astonishment my photographs became an instant hit with my many email correspondents. This has morphed into a semi-professional venture, with most photographs illustrating the many adventures I have in Asia, particularly India, Nepal and Thailand. You can see some of my works in Photographs, or on my Flickr account.

I’ve been an environmental consultant in a number of projects, and have a passion for eco-solutions for daily living. You can visit the Eco-Store, a list of links to featured products that help you step more lightly on earth.

I am now in my 60s, and it’s time to give back. I have been blessed with a rich life full of diversity, challenges, lovers, laughs, fantastic friends, and a lovely family. My hope is to share some of his wealth with those less fortunate than me through a number of projects. This site is all about me. I am a work in progress. I hope you like it. I am part Brit, part Canadian, and fully international. The world is my home, and the planet I inhabit is precious to me. So I have committed a large portion of my adult life making it a better place.

THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MARJORIE AND MARTIN DRAKE, WITHOUT WHOM I WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.
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