559. No Alternative to Dreams

This one is from 2005, as I still don’t have time or energy to draw new stuff. What a way to start my Lines project, but I suppose it’s somehow … fitting.

Currently, I feel overwhelmed with the need to find work immediately to pay bills and contribute meaningfully to family and pay off debt.… Read more

546. The Screw

Day is iffy, and this written with two days’ delay because of that iffy-ness – and many other things.

But suffice to say: There is this scenario, just like many other mornings, where I have some time before going to temp work, but … my mind feels overstretched.

So: Too drained to really concentrate.… Read more

514. After Ice Cream

On a day when I wake up with my head filled with worries about everything from how I am to make money, Jay, relationship, family, creativity and so on, I find that it still works to just say

… ‘screw it’.

What I mean is that I once read in a new age-book that you should try to be different first in order to feel different.… Read more

446. A Question That Is Always Present

I read today that there is no such thing as a ‘time problem’ or a ‘money problem’ – there’s a priority problem.

I agree. Wholeheartedly. It is also the experience from my own life.

It can all be summed up like this: If you think the problem is you don’t have enough of something, perhaps you should try to eliminate the need for that something first.… Read more

295. Maintaining Lifelines

Stress handling is NOT about trying to gain immunity from stress – that is silly and counterproductive.

It’s about as quickly as possible regaining balance and calm when problems bring you out of balance – make you angry, confused, overwhelmed, etc.

“Getting back into balance when you’ve been knocked about is as important as learning not to be knocked about.”

Your Lifelines are just that – a kind of first aid kit which is healthy and gives you a quick break and some energy.… Read more

256. Breathing Space

Rough day yesterday, between Char and I. The stress from too much work, too much baby, and too many events had not faded enough – even after the baptism – and made me angry at a great many things.

But we survived, again, as we have done so often in our 20 years together.… Read more