Why? Well .. don’t know really. Mainly to keep my budget on track, and partly because I kinda don’t want “The Man” tracking my spending. So, partly practicality and partly low-grade paranoia. My plan is to take out as cash a certain amount of money at the beginning of each month. Amount X for food,…Read more Living with a platic-free wallet
Yeah, so .. I am gonna try again to start writing more often. Promise. Pinky-swear .. Wish me luck .. Because the thing is, when I was writing regularly, it was like a catharic therapy for me and I also had some arrogant hope or belief it might be of help to others. Then my…Read more Back on the horse – Part. 2
I was going on about this blog to one of the ducklings, trying to explain about how the Christian faith still holds water when it just seems like it's held together with sticky-tape and string. Somehow we got onto Psalm 23, probably we were talking about the "Beauty from ashes" post. Anyways, we got to…Read more That bit about the banquet in the enemy camp
My thumb used to rub the empty space where the wedding ring had been for the past 17 or so years. It's absence is a reminder of the events of the past years. "For better, for worse, 'till death do us part.". Although both of us are still very much alive, we have parted ways…Read more After marriage
Ikea. Simple, sleek, and elegant Scandinavian design. Sometimes affordable, sometimes not, yet always somehow feels desirable. But .. Since moving into my own place with the few possessions I needed to reboot my life, I have found that I am in a place to actively choose what I want in my home. And what I…Read more I used to like Ikea …
Up until about a year and half ago, I used to write prolifically on for this little blog and sometimes got kind feedback. It was humbling to see that my material has been read pretty much all over the world. And then my world turned upside-down. Key parts of my identity were suddenly lost, which…Read more Rambling thoughts: Time to get back on the horse.
One of my favourite Marvel Heroes is "The Incredible Hulk". If I am honest, there is a lot in him which resonates with me; inside me is some form of Hulk wanting to get out. I keep him caged up fairly well most of the time. Actually, he has not got out now for quite…Read more The Hulk: Do we ever see the full picture?
On Tuesday, 23.05.2017. I woke up, read a FB message, checked the news and cried. I grew in the time when the I.R.A. were all over the news, and we wondered where the next bombing would be. The bombs were in shopping centres, streets, public places. There would sometimes be a warning given. A chance…Read more After the Manchester bomb: Our Manchester
It's ironic. Looking back through this blog, it seems I mainly write posts about coping with hard times, and wondering if I can see God in them. From taking up my guitar and singing church songs when I am just not in the mood for it (here and here) to euthanasing runts, there seems to…Read more When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good
“Happiness is not about what the world gives you - happiness is what you think about what the world gives you." Mo Gawdat is a google executive, and talks about how to be happy, and importantly how it is different from having fun. This is the distilled version from Channel 4. The full version follows,…Read more Happiness.