A life lesson legacy

The most beautiful picture I have of my father and me is one in which we sit together on an airbed in the water. My father looks straight into the camera and gives the photographer a cheery smile. He is paddling with his arms, one leg dangling on each side of the airbed and his […]

When words matter…

When do words matter? Probably not all the time. I can actually think of quite a lot of situations where words are unnecessary, rather disturbing or even completely misplaced. But most situations that include human interaction usually require the use of words. Words have immense power. They can lead to arguments and fights, sorrow and hatred. […]

According to the app it is raining

Not without my iPhone
I am at the station waiting for my train, due in 5 minutes. It’s a great opportunity to stand there and breathe in and out a couple of times. New air, new inspiration. Out with the old, in with the new. It takes just one minute to decompress. To tell the truth, it looks like […]

Let’s clear out the dross

I’m probably a bit ghoulish, but I just love it when some really old skeleton is dug up somewhere around the world. I still remember the Viking that was found in Scotland a few years ago. Didn’t you feel a bit sorry for him? How jolly can it be to be jerked out of your […]

Making the best of each situation

Recently my eldest son, a student living on a tight budget, called me. He was deeply indignant.  At the entrance to a supermarket a homeless person had asked him if he could buy her some food. Well-raised as he is, he answered that of course he could do that; what would she like to have? […]

Nespresso. What else?

Nespresso is another of those companies that has got to people. It offers a wide range of coffee varieties and machines with a smart design and simple-to-use features, but what it does best is selling you prestige. When you put one of those tiny capsules in your machine, you feel powerful. When you visit their […]

Hooked on Rituals

The first time I visited a Rituals store, I had never heard of their products or business concept. My train was delayed, I was pretty tired after a long day at the office and I just wanted to get home. Entering the store was love at first sight. Such a pleasant atmosphere! I instantly felt […]