Owen Lindsay Boyd is a writer, personal carer, and traveller originally from Melbourne, Australia. His travels have taken him to around seventy countries all over the world. He has spent extended periods in several of them, often as a volunteer personal carer to marginalised people in intentional community settings. Home is wherever he lays his running cap.
He set himself the challenge of writing a novel at the age of twenty, the compulsion to write having taken root at a very young age. Since then he has published and self-published poetry, articles, stories, memoirs and novels. He also writes screenplays and has made a number of low-budget films. Some of his work has garnered minor awards.
Q: If you could travel in the past, which one of the great writers would you like to meet and why?
A: Nikos Kazantzakis. He was a seeker first and foremost and an avid traveller. Both facets are reflected in his writing. In part my own seeking and travelling has been inspired by him.
Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (from a book, movie, song, speech…)
A: He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in Me never loses sight of Me, nor do I ever lose sight of him. (Bhagavad Gita)
Q: Who is your person of inspiration?
A: Paramahansa Yogananda.
On the inclement late winter day when Superintendent Cummings called him into his office and first informed him that he was going to be the short-term trainer for a bloke from the Gippsland area, Alex could not help but chuckle at the irony of this rapid escalation in his fortunes. He had only been a …