Being Steeped In History

Colosseum Rome Italy

Human lifetimes are usually limited to a century.

My grandpa was born, lived and died within the same century.  My father’s life spanned two.  My daughter might be lucky enough to see three, if she’s a centenarian.

But, by and large, our minds have trouble fathoming time spans longer than one hundred years.


Wonder and Awe of Modern Travel


Until just a few decades ago, most of humanity lived and died within a small area.  

After our hunter-gatherer ancestors learned to grow food and settled down, only the rare exception travelled further than 25 km. from his or her birthplace.

My great-grandfather was born in a small village.  His wife was from a nearby village.  They didn’t travel outside it at all.  


Travel Thoughts & Life’s Purpose

Zurich to Innsbruck

We were on the superfast RailJet from Salzburg, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland.

A few minutes back, the train had stopped at Innsbruck, a skiing resort where James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only” was shot.  


Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Book Review

If I Had a Penny…

If I had a penny for every time I’ve said to myself while reading this book, “If only I knew this when I was twenty!”

…then I’d have enough money to buy you – and everyone who reads this book review – a copy of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck!


Hellbrunn – A Palace For Fun

Water gardens at Hellbrunn Palace, Salzburg

All you read about these days is news of escalating strife, looming recession, and violation of human rights.

Our world has grown serious.  

We’ve forgotten how to have fun!

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