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
There is no quick fix …
… to my income situation, to earning more money in more enjoyable ways than doing webdesign for more or less tiresome clients that I have to hunt down every day.
Sometimes I try, though, and think I can come up with a way to fix it all – if I Just Find the Right Strategy.… Read more
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
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
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
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
Having patience has always been very hard for me. And so, even with a few weeks left before Jay starts daycare and I get more time, I really have to will myself to accept the state of things. Even if I love Jay. Even if I chose to stay home to help Char whose hand is, unfortunately, worsening.… Read more
Last day before Char and Jay come back and I have done most of my web-work, the remaining laundry and Blog-catch-up. On the one hand I am relieved, really – and yet … during the day I felt some anxiety about the future all of a sudden, which first made me, well, anxious.… Read more
Prologue: Stranger Talk
The Winter Palace
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
Here is a summary of my reviewed reflections about how to have more Inner Power …
- Accept that the best course to feel happy is to try to consciously change our experience of events – not events themselves. (Post 415.)
- Set future goals that don’t give you stress in the present.
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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
My God, I just re-read yesterday’s long post and I thought to myself: What a bunch of messy BS …
And I got a real case of flash impostor syndrome … it happens ever so often when I think about what The Blog is for, and who it is going to be good for.… Read more
My parents came over today and it was good to see especially my mother, and there was a sense of good spirits, but also a strange feeling of … being closer to the edge.
My mother survived a second bout of cancer so far and will have to decide on follow up chemo in a few days’ time “just to be sure” – or not.… Read more