300. Realistic Narrative

As usual, every 100 posts, here are some reflections about where I have been for the last 100 days – and some about where I am going.

Due to the waves that have crashed in early-mid October so to speak (more on that on these post dates) this ‘look back’ is probably more going to be a ‘look forward’, because so much is still uncertain at the time of writing this post (mid October).… Read more

110. Seven Defining Characteristics of Deep Friendship

1) A friend knows. Knows me.  Knows changes. Knows time. And cares. And I know that he knows and cares.

2) Friends grow old in the right way. For the right purpose. Like something you drink that warms you for a long time after. That’s worth ageing.

3) There are exceptions, but the rule is probably that it is dangerous to confuse colleagues and friends.… Read more

108. Considerations that Will Help You Set the Right Price for Your Services

Where does one draw the line for how much or how little to deliver to a customer in terms of quality?

There’s good customer service, of course. It is that which makes you deliver that something extra to gain or retain a customer.

Then there’s also the act of doing yourself a disfavor by selling out – delivering too much and gaining too little in return.… Read more

Beauty

  • 503. Their Presence

    April 21, 2018

    "She was the first “nice” girl he had ever known. In various unrevealed capacities he had come in contact with such people but always with indiscernible barbed wire between. He found her excitingly desirable. He went to her house, at first with other officers from Camp Taylor, then alone.
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457. THIS Is The Blog

No screw it, I know what I need to do now to make The Blog work for me. And here it is – my manifesto:

The Blog is not going to be indexed or sorted or organized anymore than a simple full list of posts and a normal blog page. I don’t care to index – it demotivates me like hell.… Read more

455. The Album Maker

Written on 20 March this post is indicative of … problems. At least with regard to keeping up blogging, and blogging about something that is … good. Meaning valuable. Meaning something I can believe is good and valuable for others.

With regard to catching up on both The Blog and my life, so to speak, things are messy right now and I don’t really know where to begin.… Read more

The Story

Prologue: Stranger Talk

The Winter Palace
Petrograd
7 November 1917

Alexander Kerensky heard the shot from the warship – probably Aurora – and instinctively ducked.

But no shell came hurling through the window of his office or anywhere else at the Palace, so after a brief moment to regain composure he continued the frenzied collection of his papers.… Read more

386. Seeds

A day of resting and restoring after that first Christmas eve with Jay, thinking about how my mother is doing, and all the things I still have to do – soon – in business, in everything.

Such days, however, are a good opportunity to test my new approach to creativity, by thinking a lot about the Hammer and Magic-story, making myself really excited about writing the next segment down.… Read more