• Sailing
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    Long-distance friendSHIPS & relationships

    Friendships and relationships need constant hard work and nourishment. The long-distance ones can be even more challenging to keep alive with time. ”Far from the eyes, far from the heart” – sadly yes, in my experience. It happened that many people in my life I first met online. Sometimes I amuse myself with the thought ”what if we first met offline  – would it had been any different?”. In other cases, I moved out of town or the other person did. Many factors define whether a friendship or a relationship would flourish or fade away, however, my impression is that the less you see someone, the harder it gets to…

  • Alice Springs, Australia
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    Moments in Australia: Alice Springs

    Alice Springs is an unusual town. It’s not the most photogenic place for your Instagram  extravaganza, but it’s close to every beach in Australia, has an amazing collection of contemporary indigenous Australian art, it’s remote, dusty, a bit run down, a gateway to the Red Center, a dry river  intersects it, has a telegraph station, and it’s the home of the world’s oldest civilization. After a trip through the desert, we arrive in poorly lit Alice Springs. The contrast between dry heat and powerful air condition has made us tired and longing for a good night’s rest. Not meant to be! Cockroaches crawl out of cracks and crevices in the…

  • Birthday Leo
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    Birthday thoughts and cake

    I was born yesterday for the 35th time. My mother remembers a thunderstorm the night before and rays of sunshine around noon on my birthday. This year location and latitude are different and there was a quick storm the evening before. Probably a coincidence. August is honey and amber, a summer as mature as old wine.  I am grateful it chose me. Birthdays are not a time to regret getting old and cry over it. They are rather a moment to pause, wipe out any worries or sadness and enjoy yourself. Last year I made a red velvet cake, this year I decided to pay tribute to a few of…