A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 29 – July 3

I missed last week’s profound look because there was nothing to be profound about and I was too busy working because what does a person who has a lot of work do? Create more work for themselves, of course. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 29 – July 3

Sky High 4: It’s Not an Experiment

Michael unbuckled his belt and stood up. As he walked to the door Bianca caught a whiff of freshly washed clothes. Michael’s smell, all too familiar even after three years. Continue reading Sky High 4: It’s Not an Experiment

My Favourite Stereotype

Breathe, this is not going to be about human self-identification and related stereotypes. It will be about… food. Yes, food. Well, mostly. If there is a thing I dislike almost as much as double standards, it’s food stereotypes. Also those in art and everything else. Let me put this way: if you tell me to like/dislike something because everybody likes/dislikes it, I won’t like you. Continue reading My Favourite Stereotype

Sky High 3: Surprises Keep Coming

Someone knocked on the door. A man of about forty, with a cleanly shaven head and a goatee, in a Rammstein T-shirt and jeans. He patiently waited for a signal he could come in. Bianca gestured him in. Continue reading Sky High 3: Surprises Keep Coming

A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 15-19

Summer is upon us, finally, although I’m not sure why I say “finally” since I wasn’t exactly looking forward to the heat. But I was kind of looking forward to the sun because even my love for rain has its limits. Well, it’s here, the sun. And the heat. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 15-19

Sky High 2: White Light in the Sky

The scenery was back. There was blue sky above them and dark grey peaks below them, some with snow caps, and a few probably deep blue lakes scattered here and there. Except the sky was now everywhere around them, too, because there was no plane to prevent the view. Bianca and Michael hung suspended in the air, both still sitting on invisible seats. Michael’s cursing stopped abruptly as both realized they were not falling. Continue reading Sky High 2: White Light in the Sky

Children Know

A funny thing happened the other day. Little C had two friends over to play with in the garden while I did what I usually do in the afternoons, which is relax with a beer and, in this case, Psych. Suddenly, the boys came running into my field of vision waving the pair of evil clowns I keep on my desk. And you know what they were shouting? “Evil! Evil!” Continue reading Children Know

A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 8-12

The most profound this that happened this week was us going for a walk in the forest above the village, so I’m doing this week’s profound look back in pictures. No comment. Just pictures. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 8-12

Sky High 1: Before the Flight

What does it take to become a pilot? It takes numbers. A lot of numbers. It takes patience and focus, and confidence. But more than anything, it takes love. If you love flying, if you’ve dreamed about it since you were little, you’re halfway there. Oh, and learning early on to tap your head while rubbing your belly helps, too. Continue reading Sky High 1: Before the Flight

The Non-Toxic Life

No, I won’t talk about the oh, so popular toxic masculinity or even toxic femininity, which I could talk about a lot, since I’ve had more experience with it. I would like to say upfront that toxic has become one of the most abused words in the vocabulary of many. You don’t like something = it’s toxic and bad for everyone. Well, for me that’s people. Continue reading The Non-Toxic Life