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The Organic Question

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How to Love…School?

Listen or read (7mins): [audio m4a="http://kurtprovost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Love-and-schooling.m4a"][/audio] You know what, school sucks. Not because of the emotionally crippling bullying or the fact that sitting down all day is screwing up young backs, but because of the impact the school system has on the moulding of our minds. The style of schooling…

Mt Fuji

"Yay! Adventurous Kurt is back!!" This was the message I received from a Japanese friend when I announced I'd just bought a ticket to Japan to hike Mt Fuji. I wasn't aware "adventurous Kurt" had even left. I guess I haven't been as outwardly adventurous in recent years as when…

About Time

There are few things I enjoy more in this life than a story well told. Pieces of creative brilliance that give you the beautiful perspective of viewing the world from the eyes of another. The film I watched last night, was certainly a story well told. It's name was "About…

Travel and Seneca

I just returned from an adventure hiking mountains in Japan, and was feeling that deflated sense of meaning upon returning home. I opened one of my favourite books for guidance, Letters from a Stoic by Seneca. A Roman statesman and philosopher who provides phenomenally relevant advice for living the good life,…

Decadent life

Last night I was letting the soft whispers of string instruments lull me to sleep, when a thought sprang into my mind: What an amazing time to be alive! I mean think about it, I was experiencing what just a century ago would have required an entire orchestra privately performing…