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the war of the hedgehog

to evoke critical thought… to create discomfort… to question the origin and ownership of leading synergies and media organisations… to remind one of the depths of compassion and love humans are capable of… A story about characters, shaped and shaken by the contextuality of an exaggerated – yet, with reminiscence of our presence – time, the … Continue reading

history

I wondered how one could possibly talk about history with their kids, at least from the part where beer-loving Gutenberg thought of using the wine press to make books, of all things. It’s obvious why he did it – he hated wine! But that’s besides the point. If he didn’t ever come up with such a crazy idea, … Continue reading

the new Homo

Wait, that title doesn’t sound right. There is a common trait among young people. It is the inability to stay focused on what they talk about for over a minute (approximately). It’s not a judgment and I don’t qualify this trait as bad or good. In fact, many youngsters I’ve met often tell me that … Continue reading

grandparents

We’re visiting the grandparents in 23 days (in Illinois – worth revising traveling arrangements with toddlers). We’re visiting the grandparents for two whole weeks! Brace yourself, Mrs. Hillman! Breathe. I count the days to the visit but I will carve the days on my wrist until we leave. Visiting the grandparents – they may as … Continue reading

shush

My mom recently told me how she decided to act in impossibly difficult arguments with others. In arguments where your opponent has said something about which you’re ready to tie his limbs to four horses and  stretch him until he bursts at the seams, but because of societal pressure you must just keep quiet, bite … Continue reading

auto

Vorsprung durch Technik How automated are our lives today? Isn’t it amazing? We can just sit and do nothing. Well, not nothing – consume. We can consume our ready and available for consumption things because we don’t have all the distraction of manual work and preparations. Because everything is ready and automatically pre- pre- prepared … Continue reading

news

Good morning, world! This is the morning news bulletin. You don’t have much time, and because you don’t have much time we’ve made sure you get news-updated on what’s been happening around the globe, while you were snoring away all night long, under your thick, soft quilt. Now drink your coffee in quick spasms, text … Continue reading

creativity

I’ve been reading about how to spur creativity. Apparently, I have three options, at least those are the only ones known to the experienced experts, or, maybe it was just a bunch of options preferred by a lazy, weird junky. There are three common ways to wake up your right side of the brain – … Continue reading

slogans

I propose any one of the following slogans for a possible favourite to those who don’t have one yet. I suspect that when my kids become teenagers, they’ll hardly think of slogans, mottos, or any other smart-pants shibboleths which to use as a guide to how to live their lives, so, in case they (kids, … Continue reading