Category: Random Life Questions


Unlearning. Or: Everything I didn’t learn in kindergarten.

After a not-so-discreet hint from a friend, I returned to the gym. And I remembered one of the reasons I like working out: it helps me to think through problems and different strategies to solve them. Exercise allows me to redefine what I believe about random subjects. I realized that I need to have really ...


Writer’s Block. Or: Writer’s Block.

I’m staring at my laptop screen again and wondering why it is that I often think I have a lot to say but then suddenly draw a blank when trying to express my thoughts. I’m told this is writer’s block. (Does that mean I’m a writer?) It’s sort of funny, this writer’s block thing. The ...


Satanists and Supremacy

Yesterday I saw a bunch of guys in costumes. I thought they were practicing for Halloween. I was wrong. Me: “What’s up with the costumes? Is there a convention?” Him: “We are having a Satanist conference to worship Beelzebub, our lord and savior.” Me: “Oh.” Him: “We will be sacrificing a goat later this afternoon.” ...


900 Do-overs

They say our skin regenerates itself every 27 days. For the average person, this translates into approximately 900 complete skin replacements in a lifetime. Why do I find this interesting? I don’t, actually. But I am interested in knowing how often we can shed our emotional skins, how frequently we reinvent ourselves in a single ...

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton