Posted in July 2013

From “A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living”

“Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called ‘the love of your fate.’ Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, ‘This is what I need.’ It may look like a wreck, but go at … Continue reading



Thirteen weeks ago I was sitting in the Baltic Fleet having a pint and wondering what would be the best way to maintain the fitness I’d built up during the transatlantic voyage on the tall ship Pelican Of London. It was an increasingly urgent question. The fitness I’d developed during the voyage had been a … Continue reading