Category Archives: Personal Development

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From my childhood on until my early 20s, I had been struggling with chronic diseases such as inflammation of the middle ear and bronchial asthma.

These diseases made participation in social activities often a torment during a good deal of my teenage days and I became somewhat a loner in school, developing disagreeable mannerisms which were hard to get rid of in later stages of my life.

My lung was the actual Achilles heel, coughing fits and severe dyspnea in the summer months due to allergic reactions an almost …

The Mastery Curve


For apparent reasons, I have a great deal of time on my hands at the moment that I try to use pragmatically: improving my physique, reading books, learning a new language or an instrument from scratch.

Learning to play guitar was one project I pursued for some time in my early 20s, but I abandoned this hobby in favor of other activities and eventually for the time-consuming project obtaining my engineering degree.

So my electric and acoustic guitar were eking out a rather miserable existence in my basement for …

Seeking out adventures in an era of comfort and pandemics (part 3): Trentino


With the second wave of the pandemic arising, traveling gets more and more restricted again.

So I was considering my options for the remaining days of vacation in the current year: the immanent problem of how to keep my brain active and my comfort level low, but being at the same time responsible about the health of my fellow men (and not to forget my own).

The trappings of comfort are indeed a big problem.

I am presently drifting back in full Homeoffice mode with all its tempting conveniences, …