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Ryan James

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I am the Head of Development at Londolozi's not-for-profit partner organisation, the Good Work Foundation (GWF). GWF focuses on education, in particular helping people living in rural areas to connect to a new, digital Africa and all of its opportunities.

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on What ‘City Slickers’ can Learn from ‘Bush Dwellers’

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marinda drake
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So true, we must take regular breaks into nature to find ourselves again, to live in the moment.

Wendy0210
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Thank you Ryan & Boyd. You are so right as I feel that with the digital explosion, people have lost the art of conversation & are never happier than when “connected” to cell phones, iPads etc, so the bush is a remedy that we all need to cherish!

Jill Grady
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Great discussion, and so true Ryan and Boyd. We all need to step back from all the iPads, cell phones and computers and reconnect with nature and ourselves. I don’t have anything close to Londolozi in my backyard but it does back onto a forest and I love to sit out there and listen to the birds and get some quiet time.

Jacqueline Forsyth
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Wonderful, thoughtful piece! I recently read Boyd’s Cathedral of the Wild and enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend it to those who haven’t read it. Boyd’s responses to Ryan’s excellent questions here were succinct and a nice postlude to the book.

richlaburn
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Great interview and thoughts. Thanks for sharing

Kate Collins
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Beautifully written and so true. Thank you Ryan and Boyd. There’s a lot we can learn.

Jenifer Westphal
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Beautiful article Ryan and Boyd…I’m smiling imagining you both in conversation together…so cool. The words that ring true for me are ceremony and stillness. Thank you!

Ryan James
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Thanks Jenifer. I hope to sit down with Boyd more often. I agree, and for me, the most important thing I learnt during our conversation was “ceremony” – the realisation that we have lost it somewhere along the way, and the inspiration to find it again.

Patrick O'Neill
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Can you tell me what has happened to John Varty …. Australian friend

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