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Face Masks and Shrapnel

A couple of days ago, I made my way into town to get some groceries, choosing my favourite route through the old Southern Cemetery of Munich which to me is one of the most enchanting and peaceful places in all of Munich. After a long period of uninterrupted sunshine, it...

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Book Lover Connection

I’ve been following Daunt Books on Instagram for a while, I absolutely love their posts and how their love and dedication to what they do just jumps out at you. I’d been wanting to order something from them for a while but was undecided what I should read. Ugh. There’s...

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Creative Cooking. Recipe for a Delicious Life.

One of the many things I’ve learnt from my wonderful friend Jay who is one of the most talented chefs ever – and boy am I glad I get to taste test virtually all of his culinary creations: There are two essential ingredients in any recipe. It recently dawned on...

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Corona Connections (Part 2 of 3 today)

As I keep saying: Art is what keeps us alive. I was still digesting the encounter with the blind man when on my way home, I noticed some kids outside a building. The had laid out a lot of paper on the ground and as I got closer, I realized...

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Corona Connections (Part 1 of 3 today)

For a few days now, I’ve been a bit down, irritated and confused. I’d been feeling remarkably calm for weeks, so this mood hit me somewhat unexpectedly. The realization that all the polarities, the dark and the light, that exist in us have been magnified and have grown exponentially. Like the...

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Neighbourhood Nuggets (Part 2 of probably many more)

Took a long walk around my immediate neighborhood today. I often do. I sometimes put them under a particular motto. For example, Eyes Up. Or Eyes Down. Or Eyes All Over The Place. Which takes a little bit more practice, I find, to avoid walking head on into a street...

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Those Favourite People, Things and Habits

I’ve noticed something quite interesting in these last weeks. As many of the external structures that have shaped and guided my days have fallen away and been replaced  – or rather, are a daily work-in-progress– and  new and largely self-imposed structures are becoming visible, something in me has shifted, too....

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Neighbourhood Nuggets

Why not take a walk today. If you’re allowed out, that is. If not, take a walk in your mind. Make it a different walk, turn some corners you usually ignore. Chase the setting sun. I’ve done that before on my way home from work. I must’ve looked like a...

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Mr Pen & Mrs Paper. Possibly Your New Best Pals.  

Get some pen & paper ready. Keep them near you. You might have one or more of those cute little notepads. I have several flying around. They are just perfect. Make a note of any thought, any encounter, anything you experience or observe that you find note-worthy, anything that made...

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unEarth yourSelf

What skill, hobby, talent did you have that has fallen by the wayside because, well, life took over at some point and left you with less playtime? What did you just love doing as a child? What did you do that made you forget time and space, that made you...

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