a good story

Never underestimate the power of a good story

Storytelling is a lot more than just a recitation of facts and events. A good story grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the end. Never underestimate the power of a good story....
the overstory

The Overstory is the best book I have read recently

Somehow I never really got around to reading books in recent years. Now I try to read fifteen minutes every day before going to bed. And on weekends or days off, I try to...
writer's block

Writer’s block is your chance to evolve as a writer

Don't get too frustrated when you experience writer's block. It is not a problem but an opportunity. Your brain pulls the emergency brake and tells you to change things and try a different track....
Reeder 4

Reeder 4 for iOS review

The legendary Google Reader was discontinued in 2013. That was a year before I discovered the power of using RSS newsreaders. I started using the Feedly newsreader and was quite happy with that. But...
real books

Real books will always beat e-books

Have you ever seen a beautiful old e-book? Guess not. For me the only real books are the printed, bound books. Especially old ones. They really come to life in your hands when you...
where the crawdads sing

Where the Crawdads Sing – book review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I picked up this book simply for the reason it has been in the New York Times Bestseller list for quite a while now. That made me...
My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation – book review

My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I have to admit, the title is the main reason I picked it up. Wondering what it was about I started reading the summary on the back of...
reading

Stop scrolling and start reading again

I used to be a reader. When the internet entered my life the digital screen replaced the paper book. Now I scroll, scan headlines, look at pictures and read short snippets of text on...
keeping a daily journal

Five benefits of keeping a daily journal

One of the habits I try to develop is keeping a daily journal. Not a ‘dear diary’ but just a short record of my day with a few details. I have been doing that...
start a blog

Warning! Read this before you start a blog

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Great idea! But read this blog first. You may change your mind. In my blog I give you the five questions you should ask yourself before you...

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Sorted 3 to-do list – my first impressions

I have been using to-do list apps for years now. Today I switched from OnmiFocus to Sorted 3 and in this blog I describe...