* First came the pandemic and now Ukraine is at war against invading Russians. It hurts to think about it, but such thoughts are also unavoidable. It is bad enough that we have a rampant maniac sitting in Kremlin, ordering Russia’s military to invade an independent country, but that isn’t all. These last years have… Continue reading What Will Happen Next?
Is it up to you? ` You never know when a project is ready to publish, but it will be ready at the right moment. It is finished – when edited and checked through and revised many times – and not a moment before. It will be ready, and that’s what counts. With research and… Continue reading Artistic Freedom?
Does a dame need diamonds? Does a lady? Not really. It isn’t carbon or precious stones that determine the merit of a dame or a lady. Yes, it is the inner qualities that count. Does a Dame or a lady need a heart? Obviously. A dame and a lady, both, need the same. They need… Continue reading Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?
Life is an enigma. We love because we can’t help it but the same is a factor in hate. Do we ever make choices? Are we so conditioned that we can’t be responsible for anything? Why must it be like that? Why do people have double standards? Sometimes it is for the ultimate ethical reasons… Continue reading Humanity?
The good thing about working intensively on a group of songs, and then let them rest while going through others – and repeat until reaching the end – followed by another round, is that the songs that rest don’t. There is always something brewing – even in the songs that don’t get worked on at… Continue reading Delight in Imperfections?
Some time ago, I had a hacker scare that turned out to be a hoax. In one way, it is as bad as a real hacker: it takes time to sort out. Then there is the shock, the jolt that costs you peace of mind. These things make people suspicious for no good reason. What… Continue reading Hacker hoax
Some years ago, I purchased a keyboard for one of the ancestors of the smartphone. Recently, I ordered a reserve ‘hand’ to hold my phone and kindle. I also have a drawing tablet to use as an alternative for my mouse. Why? The strain of working with a mouse, typing on a small screen, and… Continue reading A Crazy World?
I’ve been pondering this for a few years now. I wanted to write about it straight away but felt too raw about the incident. I got involved, and that could’ve been unwise. One could say it was no concern of mine, but there was no doubt in my mind: I had to act. On the… Continue reading Domestic Violence
The sun visited for a few minutes yesterday. Today it has been snowing. Apparently, the polar vortex bears part of the guilt for the extreme conditions this winter. It might be colder tomorrow. The weather keeps see-sawing, and that may not change for the foreseeable future. It may get warmer for a couple of days,… Continue reading Food for Thought
Does twosome bliss exist? Some people claim that it exists, but there’s little evidence of it. Most individuals seem to go along with less than ideal conditions. Ask Graham Greene, he dissects so-called happy marriages in The End of the Affair in the most appalling manner. He cuts deep, but there’s no doubt about his… Continue reading Collective Living: A Utopia?