Monthly Archives: November 2007

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Or – how to write a children’s book… Our son is starting to get into books He is 18 months old and yesterday he sat next to me on the couch actually listening to the entire story of the little … Continue reading

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The book thief by Markus Zusak


I have just finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I stumbled upon a review at Books4breakfast and luckily the local bookshop had it. I finished it within a few days and would like to give it a great … Continue reading

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One of the greatest disservices you can do a man is to lend him money that he can’t pay back – Jesse Holman Jones


Well, here’s an occasion, where someone you lend money to CAN pay you back. Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on (this is the Kiva … Continue reading

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You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions – Denis Waitley


I have abandoned a few assumptions this week. I assumed I could be pregnant (i.e. deal with all the hormones and prepare for this new life coming), take care of our 17 months old boy, my other half and study … Continue reading

Posted in Better life, Education | 1 Comment

Desiderata – Max Ehrmann


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as possible without surrenderbe on good terms with all persons.Speak your truth quietly and clearly;and listen to others,even the dull and the ignorant;they too … Continue reading

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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed on and digested – Francis Bacon


Some years ago I read ‘A year by the sea’ by Joan Anderson. The book really inspired me and some lessons learned are: Silence can be a good friend. Believing in yourself isn’t everything, but you can’t begin to live … Continue reading

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Why do we have a preference in what we want to learn?


We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself – Lloyd Alexander Today I am wondering why it is that we have a preference in what … Continue reading

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