Monthly Archives: January 2019

burnout

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Got some more therapy today. I actually get it two times a week, but today I remembered to take a photo of the thing itself – the mud. It looks like this: This mud is supposed to have certain healing qualities. It is collected in a certain moor or a marsh, then it is pressed […]


magico porneium

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Went and saw my friend, and we played pool again: And since we both sucked at it, we decided to go eat ice-cream instead. And since that was finished rather quickly, we decided to go to the movies. We got some popcorn and some cola: And then we went in and watched one of those […]


barefoot

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I received a helpful email the other day. It was from Benjamin, a dude who had been following my journey for some time. He raised an interesting point: my feet were being strained in a pretty one-sided way in my walking shoes. Benjamin suggested I try to strengthen different muscles by walking barefoot or in […]


a dialogue on the art of swimming

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I used to be a swimmer, and not a particularly good one. I only managed to go to a state meet in Kansas once, and I would have surely medaled, had there not been a dozen guys who were faster than me. Either way I liked swimming. I still do. There had been times on […]


look at my knee

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I’m thinking about renaming this blog to The Longest Bath. Whenever I’m home on a break I like to hang out in the bath tub. Candles on. An audiobook or some soft music. A glass of cold lemonade. Look at my knee: I’m sexy like that. I also generally eat a lot. I’m not really […]


fun with maps

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Today I finally did something I had been wanting to do for about two weeks – I continued retracing my steps on the map of the Silk Road, just like I had done a year earlier: The map had changed a lot by now. There was a long black line on it – the way […]


how to not faint

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Someone left a comment saying they wanted to see me happy again. Well, me too. It wasn’t that I was sad all the time. But I definitely felt a lot of stress a lot of the time. For example today. After a brief visit at the dentist, I went back to the hospital where I […]


mud and kitsch

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Got another blood test today: It started to seem like a hobby of mine. Then I went to a place where I was going to get some sort of therapy that involved heat and mud and relaxation: It was awesome: When I woke up again, the sky was doing its best to look colorful: I […]


a day in 2019

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The day came. And the day went. PSA: If you have never read “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, do it now. You can get it as a cheap paperback or as an audiobook, and it is neither too long nor overly hard to comprehend. People love to evoke George Orwell’s “1984” when discussing authoritarian […]


new years

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I didn’t have a hangover. I hadn’t even gone to bed very late. I hadn’t eaten too much, either. I had woken up and made some tea, and I had noticed that I wasn’t feeling particularly good or bad. And yet for some people something seemed to have changed. It was 2019 now: two millennia […]