The last of Dune. Thoughts on “Chapterhouse” and the journey of reading Dune.

I started reading Dune mid-2016, and among the 50 or so books I read that year, Dune was the best one of them. A marvellous book, a fantastic story, a gorgeous and mind-blowing journey through its pages, characters and settings. Frank Herbert truly created a work of art within the Dune pages. It was a …

Thinking Fast and Slow. Understanding Human Behavior. A Review.

Reviewing books as complex and important as this one is hard. It took me almost 5 months to get through this book. I read about 10 other books in the meantime. Thinking Fast and Slow is such a heavy book to read, the amount of information it contains is astonishingly high, and the information astonishingly …

On Greatness And The Fear Of Tomorrow.

I believe humans have a tendency to fear the future, to stay away from the thought of what’s to come, the possibilities of it. They’re simply so endless and so impossibly unknowable that it makes our minds feel small, the same way you feel minimized when thinking of the immensity of the universe and how …

Tap. Tap. Tap. – Poem

I sit alone on the couch. Holding more computer power that ever thought possible. Hugging bits and bytes. Pixels and pretty animations. Finding relief in the warmth of a screen. Losing myself in seemingly endless, mindless distraction. Busy mind, quiet heart. Tap, tap, tap. My fingers never cease. Tap, tap, tap. To create useless junk. …

Wait, I’m an adult now. When did that happen?

You’re walking down the street or driving your car, or going back to work from a cigarette break when suddenly it hits you: you’re an adult now. When did that happen? When did you grow old, when did you leave behind your younger, naive and innocent self? You’re supposed to be a grown up now, but suddenly you don’t feel like one. Suddenly you feel like you’re not supposed to be here, like the world played a game on you, you pressed auto-pilot and it brought you here, without your consent and all you can do now is play along.

Playing with toy scissors

My daughter came to me with plastic toy scissors and started to play with them, as I’m sitting down on the sofa in front of her she takes the two parts of the toy apart by mistake alongside an expression of surprise in seeing the toy breaking apart. I proceed to put it back, she …

A thank you note to the universe.

There are studies, and a hell of a lot of self-help books that make emphasis on how being grateful will improve your happiness, health and well being. Being grateful is said to be one of those “one pill cures all” sort of techniques/behaviours. And it has a truth ring to it, doesn’t it? We all …

Review: Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

My thoughts on: Work Rules! By Laszlo Bock. And a bit about the Google Memo craziness at the end. I always give tags to the books I read using Goodreads, that way I can easily find them in the future and I can measure how many of each type of book I’ve read thus far, …

Poem: The Shape Of Us.

As the wind that washes the shore Corroding the tallest mountains As it whistles songs of love That the trained ear can hear Do we also change When others touch our hearts And slowly shape our lives? When hands are held together And minds wander afar Are we also shaped As we see people come …