I admit I have a mixed relationship with all the ‘tag’ things – they’re fun but the need to tag X more people freaks me out – because I don’t know many people. So, thanks, Mary of Wild Writing Dreams, for another set of mixed feelings. Now, let’s get to the fun part first.Continue reading
Today, I’ll make an unusual post – a bit of ecology and a look at the struggling natural balance in the present time, as well as a look into the past and how it can be used in fiction.Continue reading
Here comes an unusual post from me: a look into how technology once considered out of Sci-Fi could help in the present troubling times, and some other thoughts on the current situation.Continue reading
With a year coming to an end, it’s time to look both back and forward. Let’s see how I did with my 2019 plans and what I’d like to manage in 2020.Continue reading
What do a good hike and a good book have in common? More than you’d think. While both can help you to drift into sleep’s embrace, they can both do the exact opposite – and that’s what I’ll talk about today.Continue reading
I am, since some time, avoiding the word “resolutions”. When it comes to my hobbies, instead of hard-set goals, I look at it and set some range of what I’d like to do. So, what are my plans for 2019?
After a while, I am making a post unrelated to books or hiking. Today, it is the transition from CEST back to CET in EU and, with it, the extremely annoying and no-good necessity to adjust my watches.
A small break from my writing-related posts. Instead, here comes one more nature-related. To say it up front, I always liked home-grown apples. What I like even more is home-made apple juice. 100% natural, 100% fresh, sometimes with a side of a wasp sting. Well, my grandfather has a garden around his house with several apple trees, even if some of them were cut down in past due to frail health.
I guess everyone has some degree of experience with Murphy’s laws. I am no stranger to it, especially when hiking. There were days when the forecast was almost perfect, I forgot (or intentionally did not take) something for worse weather and it came to bite me in the arse. Or when I prepared for bad weather, only to have it end up well. Several times, I tried to (ab)use Murphy’s laws in my favor, with varying success.
The weather before the last hike was typical for mid-summer, or least that it was a few years ago. 30°C and afternoon quick storms were not something one would expect for late May or early July. Yet, in the light of the recent days, the chances for it happening during my hike were far too high.