Many years ago, I met a guy with a Rolex watch, and a dirty rain coat. He walked home from the train station at 3am. No one saw him enter the small ally behind the cheap hotel. He was three minutes late. No one ever talked to him again.
I've asked myself this question for some time. There's always something more urgent or important than writing my stories: university, kids, classroom preps, groceries, a meeting, you name it. Life. I still wanted to write. Badly. So I was looking for a way to get something down in the little amount of time that I … Continue reading What to Write When You Don’t Have Time to Write
Leonie, the little girl from the old house next door, rang my door bell at 5:37pm. Her dog had gone missing that very morning. No one seemed to have seen it since. I turned around and asked my dad if he had heard something. He shook his head, turning the meat on the BBQ.
On my tours through the depth of the internet I recently discovered an interesting homepage by a German author talking about how to become a published author. She wrote several blog entries about her journey of writing and publishing 12 books in only 12 months, and what she learned on the way. I gotta say, … Continue reading I Challenge Myself. And You.
6 months ago, a miracle changed my life. Now I am a parent and still feel fairly new and clumsy about it. I mean, honestly, it doesn't matter how often people tell you that a baby will change everything. It all comes down to "I wasn't expecting this." After delivering my son I had a vague … Continue reading How I survive what they call Young Parenthood day by day. Part 1.
How do we acquire knowledge? How do we know what we know in science? These may seem like non-pressing and unimportant questions, but someone has to get paid to think about this shit right?! Sir Karl R. Popper and Thomas Kuhn were two such individuals who thought about this subject extensively. Yet, each of them … Continue reading How The X-Files Has Bearing on Modern Scientific Philosophy
John F. Kennedy once said: “Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future”. If one showed this quote to any person on the street, they would agree. But why is it that politicians tend to forget that? It often seems that their promises are nothing but words as soon … Continue reading Saving Money — Cutbacks in Education Is Not a Solution