Hello! I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life so I went to University and studied philosophy. I enjoyed this a lot. Then I went on my first big backpacking trip - around Eastern Europe, just after the Berlin Wall had come down - and enjoyed that a lot too.. I've been philosophising and travelling on and off pretty much since then. I now live in New Zealand where I teach at the University of Waikato, and when not working I'm involved with yoga, permaculture, music (singing and piano), green politics, reading and watching interesting movies.