A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 28 – July 4

The last week of June has been a fun one, featuring some profound insight into life and a delayed OPEC meeting that became reason for a lot of workplace jokes but since nobody but bankers and energy journalists cares about OPEC (cosmically ironic, if you think about it), let’s never mention it again. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 28 – July 4

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

For reasons largely outside my control this week’s PLBW will be a listicle of what happened this week, the good and the bad. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 7-13

A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 24-29

Have you noticed how life is full of surprises and how they always come when you’re preparing for a prolonged period of surpriselessness? No? You must be lucky, then. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 24-29

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

Another busy week has just ended and with it several things such as Little C.’s school year and my driving lessons. It’s the end of a (short) era and the beginning of another. I like moments like this. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 17-23

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 15-21

Spring is upon us is so is snow because that’s the kind of world we live now — there are no rules but there’s a grand solar minimum in progress, apparently, so I don’t know how things are going to look in a decade or two. Well, I do have an idea but I want it to be a surprise. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 15-21

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 11-17

We have made it to the middle of January and although part of me is ready for December 2021, the rest is looking forward to spring and summer, and whatever time may bring in the next months. I have no doubt it will be interesting. I mean, 2020 set the bar quite high but I have faith in 2021. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 11-17

A Profound Look Back at the Last Full Week of 2020

Excess season is upon us and will stay upon us for another week, which is great. We all need a bit of excess from time to time. The only problem with it is that with age the amount of relatively safe excess shrinks while the price you pay for it in hangovers and heartburns increases and this is the most profound message I could scrape off my holiday brain. Life is very unfair. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Last Full Week of 2020

A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 30 – December 6

We’ve now been at the country house for a full week without a single water supply outage and just a petty internet outage that couldn’t even come close to a real problem. Because it happened at a time when we had something else to think about. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 30 – December 6

Sit-Down Comedy: Torture Chamber

I have a confession to make. I did something borderline violent a couple of months ago. And I was ready to cross that border into violence, gladly, if given the chance. Luckily for all parties involved it didn’t come to that. Continue reading Sit-Down Comedy: Torture Chamber

When Brain Means Enemy

I was taking Little C. to school the other day when we ran into one of her first-grade teachers, about 200 meters from the school gates. She offered to take C. the rest of the way so I could go home. Naturally, I agreed. C. said “Goodbye Mrs… I mean mum” and off they went. So did I, in the opposite direction, thinking how wonderfully perfect Mrs. K. was. It lasted for about a second and a half. Continue reading When Brain Means Enemy