It feels ominous

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My retirement rehearsal™ is over: I’m starting a new job next week: Jeee! 😰 Being happily without a job for the past couple of months got me into a very relaxed, almost zen state of mind. Now, I’ll have to get back to the daily grind: resisting it is futile…

Writing principles and how to apply them to your writing

Ivan Turgenev, Archive image

The legend has it that the famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) always wrote seven copies of his works, each previous one serving as a draft for the next one. Only the seventh copy was good enough for publishing.

Although it may sound excessive, it emphasizes several important points about…

For my comics creator’s career, that is

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“Each man’s life represents a road toward himself, an attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. No man has ever been entirely and completely himself.”

― Hermann Hesse

Since childhood, I have always wanted to draw comics. I was immersed in that world entirely, and there’s nothing…

…and of how to apply it to your life

Image from Wiki Commons.

You can’t change your past — it’s gone. You can’t change your future — it hasn’t happened yet. All you can really do is take care of things that are in front of you right now, and hope for the best.

A while ago, I watched this Nature documentary аbout…

We’re soulful creatures, aren’t we?

The eye of the Beluga whale. Eric Kilby/Flickr

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

Eleonora Duse

Whether we have…

“The only person you can’t learn from is yourself” — Anonymous

“The Monk”, portrait of the author by Milica Popović

First things first

I’m not here to make money. Although some of my stories are behind a paywall, it’s more to make up $5 for the Medium subscription 😃. I consider writing a hobby, a welcome distraction from everyday worries, and a way to clear my mind by thinking aloud. Also, I’m not…

Polojko

“The only person you can’t learn from is yourself” — Anonymous

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