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Jake Arthur Simkins, 2 November 1970 – 8 June 2012

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On 8 June this year, my friend Jake Simkins was killed BASE jumping in Greece. I attended his funeral this afternoon, where I agreed to share this photo from our skydiving trip to Portugal in 2009: In a world of near-universal anxiety and neurosis, Jake chose to live life fully. A poem by Jake was read this afternoon which ended: It’s a pity that I can’t sit just here, And think about my death of fear. Jake leaves behind a wonderful […]

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