Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I just finished Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and I love it. The book is about creative living, regardless of what you're creating. Whether you're a writer, painter, photographer, do pottery or anything else this book is inspiring. The book description at The Book Depository says: Readers of all ages and... Continue Reading →

Show up, show up

I posted about Bad writing precedes good writing and here's another statement along the same lines. Show up, show up, show up and after a while the muse shows up too. It goes well with Elizabeth Gilbert's A different way to think about creative genius.

Bad writing precedes good writing

I posted about That elusive book of mine about a month ago. We have lots of ideas for topics but I haven't done much actual writing. I got stuck with the idea that if I couldn't write well then I shouldn't write at all. Then this quote turned up and reminded we that practice makes... Continue Reading →

Simple questions for writers

Seth Godin has a great post with "simple" questions for writers. The questions are these: What is it for? (What's your intention?) Who are you? (What's your role?) Who is it for? Will it spread? For the full post, go to Simple questions for writers. I love the ending text: Writing can make a difference.... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

I came across an interesting article at Fast Company, So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers. It's about a Dutch startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings. Dutch startup Sustainer Homes is attempting to eliminate at least some of the difficulty by producing the world’s first off-the-shelf, zero-impact dwelling. Set in a... Continue Reading →

Books September 2015

Here's a list of the books I bought in September and the reasons why I bought them. I include book texts to give a hint of what the books are about. Reviews might (or might not) come later. A Well Tempered Heart I bought "A Well Tempered Heart" by Jan-Philipp Sendker because I love his... Continue Reading →

Books and reading

I love books, browsing book stores in real life is a pleasure. Despite that I'm not an avid collector with lots of book on shelves. I'm picky which books I buy, it has to click in some way. My favourite online book store is The Book Depository. They have free shipping to many countries, including... Continue Reading →

The Little Prince

I just finished "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It's a lovely fable and a great story. What especially stuck with me is the secret the fox tells him: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." The prince repeats it later in... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Spirituality

I came across a great article, In Defense of Spirituality (With or Without Religion) by Tina Rowley. Since I also tick the “spiritual, but not religious” box I like her description of her road through life. My trip is different but we have the “spiritual, but not religious” in common.

That elusive book of mine

For a longer time I've wanted to write a book. Several people have told me I ought to share what I know. The catch is that what I've written so far is purely for my own pleasure and nothing to share. Now things change - for the better. I have a partner in crime, we... Continue Reading →

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