Robin Simson has enjoyed successful professional career in geographical and outdoor education. He started orienteering in Queensland in 1975 and was a foundation member of the Toohey Forest Orienteering Club in the southern suburbs of Brisbane. He has been committed to the sport ever since, contributing in a substantial way as a mapper, competitor, event official and coach. He is the author of Banksia: A Kangaroo's Tale, Cave Hill, and now, To and From God: A Memoir of Finding and Losing Faith.
To and From God is one man's spiritual journey from "Churchie" Anglican schoolboy to agnostic environmental activist. In this refreshingly honest spiritual memoir, geography teacher and orienteering enthusiast Robin Simson explores philosophy, scientific thought, theology, and environmental principles and pits his long-held Christain ideals against secular humanism, Gaia theory, and ethics.