Category Archives: Personal

Personal opinions. Likes and Dislikes. Viewpoints.

Unnecessary Things

I have been simplifying my life since I moved out of my parents place almost 20 years ago and set up my own “bachelor’s pad”. I was not very established financially, so I could not afford to spend a lot … Continue reading

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Love in the far future

Z was born when I was 50. If she were to get married at a relatively young age of 25, I would be 75 if I were still alive then. But as people get married later and later (PL was … Continue reading

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“When I grow up…”

Z can be quite observant or “ear-servant” (there is no equivalent for persons who are able to catch words and sounds, is there? “Sharp-eared”? Doesn’t quite convey the trait. “Discerning ear”? Too atas?) Anyway, when we were watching “Matilda” she … Continue reading

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So long and thanks for all the fish!

That’s a line or title from Douglas Adams’ book. So, I’ve been given a lot of money to stop working. I’ve been thinking about and preparing for retirement since the early 2000s. And got to serious planning just after my … Continue reading

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Raising Z to be resilient

Like all parents, I wonder if I might (have) ruin my kid. Excerpt from “How kids learn Resilience”:

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What gets you out of bed each morning?

“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.” … Continue reading

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Dollhouse

There are some seriously deranged people out there! Here is a woman (is it sexist to call her a “girl”?) who made a dollhouse size kitchen counter with a working sink!

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