I had met up with a guy who does communications in the life sciences and a lot of other stuff. We caught to know each other the first time we both used these offices and he has since become a customer of mine, buying WordPress assist.
Yeah, we invited ourselves to meet at the offices of my start up program from last year. … Read more
What a difference it makes.
We suspected he had stomach problems, because of something Char ate – perhaps egg plants – that then ‘came through’ to him in the milk.
It’s not as hocus pocus as it sounds, that some foods eaten by mothers, really irritate their breast-feeding children. What is hocus pocus is people trying to convince you that strawberries, for example, are bad for all babies.… Read more
I’ve been thinking more and more about using July for prepping my next historical live-talk about the real Robinson Crusoe – Scottish sailor, Alexander Selkirk. That’s going to be the deal, more or less, but the truth is … if I had all the time in the world, I would like to do several of those talks, about historical persons who fascinate me.… Read more
I found this old piece that I wrote last year after hearing about another old music idol of mine dying. I felt like taking it up again, for no particular reason. Maybe except one: The feeling I get from re-reading it reminds me that I have to do better.
I want that feeling more.… Read more
Time to be philosophical – not in the least because the day has been anything but, with breadwinner-work and baby-work.
Okay, here goes:
Happiness and peace taken together equals a sense of … beauty.
This is first and foremost and inner experience, or an inner journey if you will, since there is nothing fixed about it.… Read more
was kind of like what Char and I were doing just now.
I said something about how tired we both were of looking after Jay and she disagreed, even though she was dead-tired. I know why, but I was tempted to argue about it anyway.
I stopped and just closed the door.… Read more
with baby, visits, house-stuff and too little time for making money or just making some time for oneself.
And yet, when the house was quiet, I decided to take out the drawing pad. I had almost given up.
But now I was drawing for the first time in months.
I just want it to be.… Read more
I’ve realized – now more than ever – that I want to be free of any drive to be famous, rich – to have ‘position’.
Drivers inside for fame, money and position are, actually, chains – not drivers. That much is clear to me. A very important realization.
I’d like to elaborate on this, but it is just so … big right now.… Read more
Today I took a break between clients and went to the comic shop I’ve frequented since I was 12.
Don’t go there much for comics anymore, just good chats with one of the old employees. A friendly version of Comic Book Guy from Simpsons, oh yes.
We talked about my latest live-talk, upcoming and planned, about another historical character that fascinates me:
Alexander Selkirk – the real Robinson Crusoe.… Read more
So another few days went buy working for Annoying Big Client.
And yes, I’m still sworn to look for alternative clients, to diversify, expand. All that, yes.
But while I am dependent on him for 75 percent of my monthly income I can do something else that makes it worthwhile enduring doing work for this man.… Read more
I have thought a lot about what drives me. Ask me and I will say ‘never fame or money’ – never to a certain ‘position’ in politics, business or culture. None of that.
But if I really see what’s inside myself I am not so sure.
I am sure, though, when I really, really feel what I want … that I don’t want those drives.… Read more
Writing this Saturday is interesting, because Monday could be crap. As usual. With Big Photographer Client and all his Mess.
However, after feeling like crap Saturday I’ve made a few good decisions. Here they are:
Replacing the 1500 USD per month I earn from Big Photographer Client is of paramount importance.… Read more
I have to strike a balance.
Giving entirely up on my strong drive to earn money in better and more enjoyable ways, won’t work.
But I need not to obsess too much about it and let that mission distract me from appreciating everything else in life. It is such an old trap and I don’t – DON’T – want to fall for it again.… Read more
So I’m sitting at this local cafe, living ‘the laptop lifestyle’, sipping latte and blogging about what’s on my mind.
Except that I’m doing it to escape our two-roomer and a baby and get an overview of what’s in my mind. Or rather: Check a growing feeling of despair this morning.… Read more