his morning, a little after 06.30, I was walking to take the car out of the garage and drive to my work when I suddenly heard the first Blackbird singing.
The moon was full and bright, the sky alight with its incredibly strong reflection.
The air was crisp (1°C, at roughly 52.3667° N, 4.9000° E) and the silence complete, while this Blackbird was whistling his first song of the season.
The phrases were incomplete, but whistled with conviction, so I immediately knew: spring is coming!
y dislike for Christmas is notorious, but this post is not directly about that. It’s only that the events just happened to take place today, Christmas Eve…
The prelude to it took place a few days ago, when some miscreant thief broke into my car.
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have been brought up with firm and clear rules about how to behave, etiquette, acceptable social conduct and more.
After all, my father and grandfather were both in the military (MP and Navy, respectively), while my mother was a schoolteacher and her father a notary.
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was having a strangely calm moment at the office (it happens only once or twice a year, so better savor it)
and therefore I was taking the chance to look for some nice quotes about technology on the Net (like the ones you can read in the sidebar widget on this site)
One of the best I found was by Georgie-Porgie Bush and under it, I found the following Tags: “dumb“, “technology“.
By the way, I was reading the technology-related quotes on this website.
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iding my motorbike one serene early October morning at dawn, making my way calmly and without rushing, atop the dyke road between the inland sea of the IJsselmeer and the beautiful marshes of the National Reservation of the Oostvaardersplassen.
This is for me one of the most beautiful spots along the coast of the IJsselmeer.
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hould we be overly critic when we see something on The Net that gives us a “feel-good” feeling?
In average, the Internet public seems to be interested only in depraved, terrifying or – to say the least – moronic web content.
That type of content seems to be responsible for at least 80% of the available Internet visual packages.
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n retrospective, it is rather difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when a particular state of mind begins and in most cases, it’s practically impossible or at least very difficult to say what exactly triggered it.
Personally, I find music a kind of instant slingshot for my states of mind.
Music also played a key role in those years when a boy became a young man, on his way to adulthood.
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still have mixed feelings about the news that a new episode of Star Wars is being filmed these days.
I belong to the audience that in 1977 saw the first one (Episode IV, aka “A new hope”) when just under 18 years of age.
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oday we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, known all over the world as “D-Day”.
Thousands and thousands of men met their destiny on those beaches.
Everyone is celebrating the Allied invasion and commemorating all those victims.
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ome on, there’s no sense in denying it… It has been calculated that adult males think about sex at least once every hour
This seems to me quite an “urban legend”.
I mean, “adult males” is pretty generic.
And how in heaven’s name have scientists measured this frequency?
Let’s try to put a couple of facts together:
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