Here I am - I write to find out what I am talking about...

‘Shibui’ yourself …before it’s too late! 

What is your ‘manifest’ of TODAY? How do you reduce your selfishness? Do you embrace the simplicity? Ok, send me the list of your daily desires. So many??? Ouch! That’s where the problem lies.  “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” E.F. Schumacher As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe...

‘The Pearl Territory’, chapter 1

Journal log. 1 #private Captain Pain Berchpull Where should I start? Maybe from the moment when a gamma X-ray hit the Earth and wiped out all the life there. It was the biggest ever microwave-extinction… Basically, we did expect the deadly event; that’s why we built the base on Mars.  We have built the life there. 1,700 of us.  Sometimes I think about the last words of my father: “The scariest thing is not when there’s nobody...

On Writing

“I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote 9 more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organisations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book..” Beth Revis What a spirit! Something to aim for! What is ‘Good writing’? Only you know – the reader. The reader is never something abstract....

Reality is NOT what it seems

Based on the book ‘Reality is not what it seems’, Carlo Rovelli “But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who’s stopping us from inventing one?” Lewis Caroll  Nothing in this world is more difficult than understanding what the world really is… I am sitting in my chair, drinking warm Kissel. Am I real? “My dear, reality is a question of perspective,” – you’d say. Then what is about my kissel? If it is...

Book Review ‘The room by the lake’, Emma Dibdin

“Cults can hide in many places. They are so adept at blending into society and masking their true colours that often their victims do not realise that they were even in a cult until they have escaped it. Nor do they fully comprehend the severity of the brainwashing that they were subjected to, until they are finally free of it.” ‘A Bloodstained History’ Cult is a group exhibiting an excessive devotion to a person or idea....

‘World Map’ Challenge 

A new challenge for this week: 23 july – 29 july. Have fun! Rules: Choose your dream spot destination (never been before!). Explain shortly – why would you like to visit the place? (you can add the photo) Pick any literary hero or author and create a story, flash or poem about visiting that dream-destination.  The style and the genre of the writing – any. Link to the blog that nominated you. Bend the rules if...