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

This is the first list-post of mine, although I had sworn I’d rather die than ever make one. But I thought it would be a service to future readers who are looking for more direct advice from my experiences – how to use them to help themselves. So here goes!

This one is about how to set the prices when you are just starting out delivering services as en entrepreneur with your own company or freelance-act.… Read more

400. Looking Back (iv)

My last Look Back-post was Very Long, as if I was trying to make up for doing it as post 350 instead of post 300; so I’m going to try a different strategy this time.

As you should know by now, I started on Dec 29 2017 doing a number of list-posts summing up the most important reflections from the last 6 months or so – and from those categories that I feel are most important to focus on right now.… 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

381. Imagining What Will Be – Now

I have a hard time restraining myself from writing – or drawing – now that I have the time, in principle. But I manage.

And I move forward with the office-creation here on the 1½ square-meters in room 1 of our apartment. I have the shelf with the printer and scanner in relative order and I have built a small file cabinet I ordered yesterday.… Read more

Stickies

A list of important posts … about where I currently stand …

On what is most important to prioritize in my life:

388. Renewed Vows

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On making a more meaningful and profitable business:

373. Time and Heart

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On what art project (drawing etc.) to prioritize – and how:

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375. Relaxed Discipline

Another ordinary workday on all fronts, so I felt it right to try to sum up how the hell I want to balance life and art – from now on.

Yeah, from now on …

This day. Not another day.

Well, I’ve tried for a few days with my new super-focused use of spare time (again – usually not more than an hour each day), and here’s the rhythm I have found to work so far:

During the day I can watch YouTube-videos but primarily on business matters, such as advice for WordPress freelancers.… Read more