The creative gift economy ... and its limitless contents
Fellow intellectual travelers
Inspirational people in my life
James ‘Bar’ Bowen (music and political comment)
Georgina Hutchison (historical fiction)
Alison Lock (Nature poetry)
M. Valerio (Art and poetry)
Nicole Matthews (researcher on media, gender and disabilities)
More famous people who've made me think:
Ursula Le Guin (novelist/essayist)
Walter Benjamin (essayist)
Gary Snyder (poet, ecologist)
Jay Griffiths (writer, activist)
Chellis Glendinning (eco-psychologist/activist)
Kim Stanley Robinson (political science fiction)
Rebecca Solnit (writer, activist)
The premier hitchhiking information site is www.hitchwiki.org in multiple languages and international in advice and scope. Contains a really top drawer database of academic research on hitchhiking history here.
Ongoing kerbside number crunching and observations on hitchhiking cultures available from Robert Prins.
Inspiring TED talks and radio broadcasts to check out
Uplifting organisations, alternative news and political reality checks
Organisations and campaigns
Easy to use carbon calculators
(prior to writing his bestselling book, 'Hitchhiking for hope: a journey to the heart of Ireland' Ruairí gave this uplifting talk).
(this is a wonderful, poignant and very funny talk on masculinity and hitchhiking).
(Lively 2014 talk and discussion of the benefits of hitchhiking as a way of experiencing other cultures - looking forward to a revival!!)