Insights

  • Patterns of behaviour (from child to parent)

    Something I noticed when I first started living together with my partner was that there was a clash of certain ways of doing things / approaches or principles, even though we had similar cultures and similar belief systems. It often baffled me how we could be so different on such things. Only now do I […]

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  • The Vagina Stone

    Once I was on the beach. It was a fairly cool summers day and my daughter and I were searching for pebbles that looked like eggs. One of the stones stood out and had the word ‘vagina’ written on it. It was amusing and I picked it up. Holding it, I could kind of imagine […]

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  • The Distant B&W Past

    Growing up, the past seemed so far away. There were black and white images of this period before, especially images from the Second World War. The past seemed so distant in my mind. Due to the lack of colour, it appeared awful. I was glad that I didn’t live during that period. But most of […]

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  • Feeling the Timeless

    I’m sitting next to a fireplace on Christmas Eve, a time to reflect. I notice that there must have been quite some effort to install the iron fireplace and its chimney into the wall. I’m reminded that Klaus did that. Klaus was one of Dad’s best friends and now I’m staying in the flat that […]

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  • A Tough Lesson about Incentives

    I found this line very interesting in a recent conversation with Dominic Cummings when he related his experience of working in Russia: “I also learned about incentives a lot. So everything I had to do with the airline was a total fiasco. And one of the things I figured I learned was — I, like […]

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