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Doorbells

A few months ago I had a serious problem – my condo doorbell stopped working. I didn’t rest until I solved the problem; after all, it’s very difficult to live without a doorbell! How can the mailwoman deliver packages? And if a friend or relative comes to visit, how can I let them in? Fast […]

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In Victory and In Defeat

“If you keep feeling the bite of a point that has been sharpened, the point will not stay sharp for long. (…) When the work is finished, and one’s name is being distinguished, the way of Heaven is in withdrawing into obscurity. ” – Tao Te Ching, Verse 9 If your attitude was correct, if […]

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On Preferences

“You should not have a favorite weapon, or, by the way, any kind of exaggerated preference. Becoming too attached to a weapon is as bad as not knowing it well enough. You should not imitate others, but use that which suits you, and that you can handle with competence. To entertain preferences is bad for […]

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About Beethoven’s Last Night

I have already written about my peculiar relationship with music. Exceptions are usually songs that tell stories. I’m not the right person to assess musical quality, but stories are my life, so it does not surprise me that a song which incorporates a narrative catches my attention. I am not necessarily talking about a musical […]

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Life, Chance, and Hearthstone

The past couple of posts have been sort of heavy. So hey, let’s have some fun. Here’s what’s been entertaining me lately: Hearthstone. For the uninitiated, Hearthstone is a free card game where you build your deck from a pool of cards (there’s a base pool, but as you play and/or spend money on the […]