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Mixing up my yearly post tradition

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments

I’m breaking with my tradition of posting yearly commemorative posts here: I kept it up but I took it elsewhere. (Although, I did post this post… head-scratcher!) Due to the topic under consideration for that occasion, I may still post here on 10 October this year. But I was already reconsidering that tradition in 2012, […]

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When you won’t phone mom…

September 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Back in my pre-teen years (I was somewhere between 10 and 12 years old), I was cycling home from school in the Netherlands. Misjudging a maneuver to dodge a pole on a sidewalk, next to a speed bump. Swing left a bit onto the speed bump, swing right back onto the sidewalk. (Cycling next to […]

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Interests and Genetics…
Something of my heritage

October 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Prior to relocating, I discovered some of my grandfather’s old books on our family bookshelf that really interested me. On my previous visit home, I kidnapped three, and decided they’re now mine. For a while, anyway — my sister might object to the way I just phrased that 😉 , especially due to the margin […]

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Some Reflections, Easter Weekend

April 14th, 2009 · 11 Comments

(This blog post is mostly me chatting away, the real meat of the matter is in a post I’m linking to at the end in the next post, to be experienced by those that choose to, at a time that is appropriate — though I’m a bit late…) It was never my intention to not […]

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Rudyard Kipling, If

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Come across something often enough, and become blasé about it. Approach it with cynicism, and it seems melodramatic or over-the-top. (Is there a better word than "cynicism" here?) Have enough apathy, and it’s simply "meh". If, however, always meant very much to me, and always will, because of the context in which I first came […]

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You Never Know…

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments

…how things end. That’s out of your control. What is in your control, is the way you live, the way people remember you, the influence you have on other people’s lives. Many people hold onto the idea of heaven. It is a comforting thought. It is something to look forward to. Whatever. Have you ever […]

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No Time for Old Grooves

April 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

A remarkable thing happened to me today. I was browsing through the Barnes & Noble in Redwood City. The primary reason for my being there, was related to my ponderings on the job market (i.e. my job search), but primary reasons would never stop me from also pursuing secondary objectives. No surprise thus that I […]

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A “New” Focus

March 2nd, 2008 · 10 Comments

Much of the high rate of posts on this blog come from a place of wondering what direction to take. I probably contradicted myself often. This weekend, as I was doing a couple of thesis corrections before final publication (highly depressing to make minor corrections to something that seems majorly weak), and as I was […]

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Time to learn to cook…?

March 1st, 2008 · 10 Comments

The last time I really did any real cooking, was in primary school, in “Food Technology” class. (This was in The British School in the Netherlands, a long long time ago.) As a student, I lived in a residence for most of my studies, where we were served three meals a day. One year in […]

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Oh Noes, Is He Becoming a Trekkie?!

February 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Looking for another source of sanity, I came across this little box of magic I seemed to recall using a long, long time ago… Finding the remote, I discovered the fourth chapter of a documentary: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Documentaries from 1986, lol. (Random ramblings below.)

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