Category Up Close & Personal

The weekly posting challenge

I want to be honest: this blog is not going very far. I launched¬†it six years ago and have only managed to write 25 posts: an average of a pitiful 3 per year! I have struggled to find my “voice”: I am interested in many things, and have failed to give the blog a clear […]

Trading as a metaphor for life

I love trading the stock-market. The reason is not because I make a lot of money out of it; I started only 3 years ago, and I would be lying if I told you that I made any money at all. So what attracts me to the Market is far more than the potential to […]

How digital media has transformed my home and my life 

I just finished a moving and was completely overwhelmed by my 25 boxes of books, my 200 CDs and countless cd-roms, shoe-boxes of photos and half-filled albums, dvds, old magazines and miscellaneous files. All this came from two decades of accumulation. Contrary to what most people would imagine, I did not get a warm feeling […]