Adam McKenty is a freelance writer, software developer, and photographer from Cortes Island, BC. Growing up home-schooled on a mountainside in central British Columbia, he developed a keen appreciation for hard work, nature, and the written words that carried him far from the smallness of a single place into wide worlds beyond. Since then he has been exploring these worlds in person, in words, in photographs, and sometimes in a hastily-converted camper van privately known as Luke. He makes his living writing software and dreaming of a world in which we all get along.


Writing samples


Use Raspberry Pi for a Modern Day Telegraph (Make Magazine Vol. 58)

Smart Rat Trap (Make Magazine Vol. 43)

Rubbish Rethought: Finding learning at the Country Dump (Home Education Magazine Vol 23 No. 4)


Bute Inlet: Cruising the Frontier Fiord of the South Coast (Pacific Yachting Vol. 47 No. 5)



Between Here and There

Why Not Democracy

Human Nature: Good, Bad, and Important

Fortunately Erroneous: Bad science and the economics of happiness