14 Moderate Proposals for Daunting, Delightful and Dilettantish Deeds to Pursue in 2014

Early in January, I always feel as if I was living on a forgotten island eastward of the International Date Line. The new year seems to reach other people so much earlier than me: Somehow, superhuman efficiency allowed them to achieve their old-year-goals, prepare for Christmas, celebrate, look back and reflect, look forward and plan,… Continue reading 14 Moderate Proposals for Daunting, Delightful and Dilettantish Deeds to Pursue in 2014

There is No Path

“The path is made by walking,” is a common saying. So if you move into new directions and explore undiscovered territories, the story goes, you will have to create the path by yourself. There is another way to look at the path, though, and it’s helpful to meditate on that one when considering what happened… Continue reading There is No Path

Happy New Year 2009!

Now he went crazy, you’ll think. Wishing a Happy New Year on December 8th?! Of course, most of us are accustomed to celebrate New Year on January 1st, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. But frankly, this date is arbitrary. You might have heard that the Chinese, for example, celebrate New Year’s Day between January 21st… Continue reading Happy New Year 2009!