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Back for good…

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Years flew by. My last post from 2010. When was that? I don’t even remember. One thing about time, it seems to go faster than our memories.  Impossible to keep up. As the memories fade, they become dreams. And dreams are quickly forgotten. Occasionally one pops into your head. A fleeting déjà vu.  A face. A place. A smile. A tear. It touches your soul and you stop for one second. Reflecting… Why does it always feel that the past was better?

Seven years. Big chunk of time. I’m still the same. Or am I?

 

it’s all about the right attitude

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Long time no write. It’s Sunday and I am not looking forward to Monday. But if I’m looking forward to the next weekend and Monday is just the first step towards it, there is something positive about it. Instead of seeing it as a beginning of loooong work week, i should think of it as a day that brings me closer to Friday 🙂

rules and instincts

Monday, October 19th, 2009

There is a Golden Rule that says “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” If this is the rule than I shall stop listening to my instincts. They tell me to be selfish, put my interest first and don’t trust anybody.

Word on communication

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

There must be better ways to communicate than words.  It would be tragic for a spiritual being to have only such a limited and flawed way of expressing thoughts at his/her disposal.  Communication is a fundamental skill that needs to be developed above anything else. Failure to communicate is the root of every problem.

I know I’ve been slacking…

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

But as someone once said, if you ain’t got nothing important to say, don’t say nothing. At this moment nothing good comes to mind. Maybe tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Technological Singularity

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

In response to popular demand I reflected on this concept. First of all I should indicate that I don’t feel comfortable with any topic that has word “technology” in it. Therefore I will make it short and sweet. The technological singularity is a hypothesis that artificial intelligence will eventually surpass the intelectual capacity of humans. In my humble opinion this idea is absolutely ludicrous. Mathematically it doesn’t make sense: artificial intelligence is a subset of man intelligence, logically the subset cannot become bigger than the superset.  You can have a line of credit to get more money than your worth, but I never heard of such a thing as intellectual line of credit. From engineering perspective man is the most sophisticated piece of equipment. He is so sphisticated that he can’t even figure out half of his own functions. Yet he dares to theorize that he can develop something more superior than himself. From theological perspective the idea that man can create technology more advanced than he is himself is implying that he can create better things than God. To put this idea in perspective we need only to consider our measly accomplishments in context of the universe created by God to reach the conclusion that the only area where we can truelly exceed ourselves is arrogance.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Today it was +29 Celsius and I biked to work.  Tomorrow it will be +31 and I’m going snowboarding 🙂 Later I’ll go rollerblading. Only in Australia and Cagary is that possible. Say what you want but this city has charm.

True Colors

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Today I found out that I’m green. That means I seek knowledge and understanding; I need explanations and answers; I value intelligence, insight, fairness and justice; I am a natural non-cnformist, a visionary, a problem solver. That sounds good, but could I not be blue? Don’t I need to feel unique and authentic? Don’t I look for meaning and significance in life? Don’t I need to contrubute, to encourage and to care? Don’t I value integrity and unity in relationships? Am I not a natrual romantic, a poet, a nurturer? A fivefold yes! But hey, lets not settle down yet, what about orange: I can act on a moment’s notice – I did last weekend when my friend called and asked if I want to go for a beer! I do consider life as a game, here and now. I do need fun, variety, stimulation and excitement – that’s why I go to the mountains every weekend and fly all over the world whenever I get a chance. I definitely value skill, resourcefulness and courage – I think everybody does. And to a certain degree I can see myself as being a natural trouble shooter, a performer, and definitely a competitor. And last but not least I should also try to see if the gold fits: I don’t mind following rules and respecting authority as long as they are reasonable and not stupid. I would say I have a strong sense of what is right and wrong in life. And for sure I want to be useful and belong, who doesn’t? I value home, family and tradition – that’s why I go home every chance I get. I’m not sure if I’m a natural preserver, definitely not a parent, but I like to see myself as a helper. So in conclusion I can be any color really. I’m all over the spectrum. I’m so multicolor that I should be a rainbow.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible”. Interesting theory by Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno. I wanted to test it, but I couldn’t think of anything that I would like to achieve. Perhaps I already achieved everything. There is nothing else for me to do but to live out the rest of my days basking in my achievements. Or perhaps I should attempt to revive my feeble imagination. If that isn’t absurd enough to grant me the impossible I don’t know what is.

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Despite arctic weather I went for a walk looking for polar bears. I  did’t see any. The cold must have scared them off. So instead I took a picture of Calgary downtown from the top of Tom Campbell Hill:

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And that’s me, Frosty the Snowman. Knee deep in the pow:

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Wishing I was a tourist from Australia.