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The Year I Took The Red Pill.

Let’s make no mistake — objectively speaking, my life situation is absolutely enviable. I live in one of the most stable Western democracies, I have enough money to not have to work for quite a while, my parents and I … Continue reading

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The Rollercoaster Keeps On Keeping On.

My last text here had quite a serene feel to it. But since then, I have been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride once more. A couple weeks after publishing it, I actually wrote a kind of “personal crisis text” … Continue reading

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The Best Thing We Can Hope for Is A Peaceful Cup of Tea.

I drove past a traffic light today, and I saw an old lady, standing there. She had a cane. And even though my parents are in that same age range, and incredibly active, I thought to myself: “What does that … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends.

On Friday night, I flirted with a young Italian woman. I hope I can see her again. She’s not the “amazing woman” that I immediately think I will marry, and who then ends up not wanting me. She’s a young woman who’s … Continue reading

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The Irony of it all.

I guess everyone knows this, at least in theory: when you pine for a relationship, for someone to be with, they’ll flee from you. You’re sending out those desparate waves, and they are the most unattractive thing in the world. … Continue reading

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Digesting … dissecting … 2013.

The sky is blue and I am sitting in the office in Italy. I have a good internet connection here, not yet at home, so I came to the office to do some Internet stuff. The past two weeks were … Continue reading

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Twenty Years Since Graduation.

Last weekend, I met with my former classmates, with whom I graduated — after 20 years. A couple months ago, I felt uneasy about this. Thinking that in the game of “look what I have achieved”, my complete lack of … Continue reading

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Italy.

I arrived yesterday. The drive was super-relaxed and entirely uneventful, just beautiful scenery, see above. The apartment is small but nice. I’ll be good here. Across the street is a very charming restaurant where I had a delicious pizza last … Continue reading

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I Wrote A Song.

It happened last night. On Friday I had sent N the best “All the Best for New Year’s” email that I could possibly write. She’ll be spending the coming days (I presume with her boy-friend) on a short holiday somewhere … Continue reading

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Happy.

Today, I spent the day in Kassel at dOCUMENTA, the art show, with Marty. The other day, Steve and Ursula had been talking so favourably about it, that we decided to go. It was okay – we just spent too … Continue reading

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