Category Archives: Philosophy

After the Revolution

This afternoon I had a brief exchange with a friend about the long-term effects of the Romanian revolution, probably the most bad-ass revolution of all the 1989 revolutions. As you can see from the following excerpt, I was much more positive … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Iran, Philosophy, Politics, Romania | Tagged | 8 Comments

Why I don’t reply to your messages

My non-responsiveness to messages, e-mails and other forms of communication seems to have reached a new level. Or has anyone else received this warning from Facebook, saying that people “may be wondering why” I “haven’t responded to messages in a … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Technology, Time | Tagged | 2 Comments

Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations? I doubt that.

I don’t know why people need lists with suggestions for travel destinations. Do people really sit at home without any idea and wait for “the top 10 travel destinations in 2015″, “the most underrated travel destinations this year” and “the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Human Rights, Lithuania, Philosophy, Politics, Statistics, Travel | Tagged | 8 Comments

The bird doesn’t care what you did

You may have done great things in life. Maybe you are a hero. Maybe you are famous. There might be a statue erected for you on a bridge in Edinburgh. Then a bird will come and shit on top of … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Photography, Scotland, Travel, UK | Tagged | 5 Comments

Video Blog: Don’t Change Your Life!

Please watch this warning message each time you are thinking of giving up your 9-to-5 job, taking a sabbatical, travelling the world or doing something else which would upset your daily routine. In short: don’t do it! Why? I’ll explain in … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Life, Philosophy, Sardinia, Travel, Video Blog | Tagged | 11 Comments

“The Life of Pie”

In my house, The Life of Pie is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”, as Thomas Hobbes would have put it. Well, this was definitely better than the film which had no pie in it at all.

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Wasting Time

A few years ago, when I still had my personal Facebook account, I installed the Chess application and played rather regularly with people from all over the world. With one of these virtual chess partners I played almost every day, … Continue reading

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