The National Geographic Magazine recently published a great article on the “mind-bending ways to navigate” in the Yupno language spoken in Papua New Guinea. The Yupno use an environmental-based system talking about “uphill/downhill” and “upvalley/downvalley” slopes where we might use “east /west/south/north”. Additionally, they create a metaphorical topography inside their homes that is distinct from… Read More “Where is Doro?” The answer is not as easy as you might think
This is going to be the first of a number of posts with a theme: Lifestyle change: 180 degrees forward. I will tell you about our dream. Now, this dream is constantly evolving, so it might change in the course of this series. I am writing it as we go along – please bear with me. I will tell you about our stories and journeys that let us to this dream. I will tell you about how we are going about making the dream a reality. What we learn along the way and how we make choices. And hopefully, I will tell you a story of success. Please enjoy.… Read More 180 Forward or The Lifestyle Change Chronicles Part I
How many of us really stick to such guidelines given that sugar is hidden in almost everything? How much extra do you think you consume a day now that you are more informed? I for one was surprised by how just how much influence a clearly self-interested conglomerate can have on a nation and even… Read More A sweeter tale
You know that typical nutrition facts on any food label give you percentages for daily recommended dosages. Right? Have you ever noticed that this information is missing for sugar? Go, take a look.
Why? Because somebody is hiding a great truth from you. … Read More A sweet tale
What is the worst food that people think is actually good for you?
Here is my lost of “Eight foods you think are good for you that actually are not”… Read More Eight “good” foods that are bad for you
“Running has thrown me into adventures that I would otherwise have missed.” Benjamin Cheever With only a few hours to go until crossing the starting line of my very first marathon, mentally my knees are jitterbugging, while physically they are itchy, strong and eager to run. But before I embark on this very last part… Read More The art of running in the Daly
One of the great things about running is that it offers a unique and satisfying way of experiencing the places you live in, the places you visit, and the places you pass through. There is, and I think I speak for many runners out there, little more exhilarating than experiencing a new running track. Venturing… Read More Into the known and unknown
To my great pleasure, after signing up for the marathon, I realized that Darwin is actually a little bit of a runner’s hub – at least for Northern Territory standards. There is even a vibrant runners club with a small but dedicated group of very talented and happy runners. I was able to sign up… Read More Running the races of the Top End
The other day I was working with the speakers on some grammatical questions of MalakMalak regarding manner of motion, purposeful and continuous motion which got me thinking about the relation between my running and my work. When they hear the word ‘fieldwork’ some people might think, that linguists like me run around the bush all… Read More Running continuously in one spot
I have only been in the Northern Territory for a little over a week and it already feels like forever. The red soil, the hot sun, the smell of eucalyptus, the croaking cries of colorful birds, the billabongs and mighty rivers… The beauty of this country is almost unspeakable and haunting. So I spent a… Read More Jumps and Shrieks