A Profound Look Back at the Weeks: October 5-18

Talk about a late blog post. I apologise for breaking my self-imposed schedule of profound looks back at weeks but the week between October 5 and 11 was excessively eventful, which left me drained by Sunday when I usually write this post. So you get two weeks in the space of one, whether you like it or not. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Weeks: October 5-18

A Profound Look Back at the Week: Sept 28 – Oct 4

It’s been an eventful week and I regret to say that even its last day has served me a nasty surprise. What’s with this block editor WordPress has been pushing on people?

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A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 21-27

Our profound look this week will indeed be a literal look. At photos. Because autumn. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 21-27

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 14-20

It’s the middle of September and in these parts this means it’s back-to-school time. What fun! Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 14-20

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 7-13

It’s been another week of scary statistics, another round of  Who Will Guess Where The Economy is Going, and an almost unique experience for our household: temporary separation. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 7-13

A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 31 – September 6

Tis Ber season and nothing can ruin my mood. Nothing at all. Well, except a few things. But no, not really. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 31 – September 6

A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 24-30

Tonight on PLBW: Irina braves a mountain and her healthy respect of heights and lives to survive another seven days of heat.

Okay, I actually schedule these posts for the afternoon on GMT/morning on EST but I couldn’t resist this. Imagine it in Jeremy Clarkson’s voice. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 24-30

Sit-Down Comedy: The Silent Killer

A virus or a bacteria is probably the first thought one has when confronted with the “silent killer” cliche. Or poison, possibly. But I’m not talking about any of these. I mean, who knows if bacteria or other microorganisms can’t produce noise? The result of their work often does and I’m thinking yeast here, not what you think I think. Anyway, The Silent Killer that haunted my childhood and for reasons of an unfortunate choice in life partner still haunts me now is not a microorganism. Or a poison. It is invisible. Scared yet? Continue reading Sit-Down Comedy: The Silent Killer

A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 17-23

The amount, gravity, and diversity of problems people around the world  have is staggering and not a little depressing. One of the things I am truly grateful for in life is that my problems tend to be of the insignificant variety most of the time. Which probably means I’m due some serious trouble soon but who knows. The universe may be napping and if this is the case may it nap until I die, thank you. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 17-23

Downtime

I’ve always been a staunch opponent to metaphors comparing people to machines. It could be because of my not exactly positive opinion of the behavioural school of psychology (the original one) but anyone telling me they’re going to X place in nature to “recharge their batteries” is asking for it. And yet I must admit there is something we share with machines. The need for downtime. Continue reading Downtime