We’re 3.5 billion years into this strange phenomenon of life on a planet.
I usually feel like this about it:
Especially when I travel. And in 2015, that’s mostly what I did. I somehow landed a one-year contract to survey places around the world for a mapping project. The job brought me to Sydney, Singapore, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and others.
To digest all I would learn and experience, I started this website — Life On A Planet — which aims at a big-picture view of our species, Homo sapiens, and our place in the greater web of life. After my travel contract ended, I kept learning and exploring.
Which has left plenty of room to explore big topics around the world, like:
- What seemed strange about American culture to a Swiss couple visiting Texas?
- What was it like to be in Singapore when the country’s founder passed away?
- Does the language we speak affect the way we think?
- What does it mean to be a good tourist?
- Is a museum visit ever interesting to read about?
- And much more.
Hope you enjoy.