Taking a little too much air to take things off my mind.
I am an introvert and that's O.K.
I've been suffering from anxiety issues for the last year or so. A couple of people have said to me that the topic isn't discussed as much as it could be, so I thought I'd write about my experiences in the hope that they might help others in a similar situation.
“It’s not age that makes you an adult, I see now, or even most of the experiences that age brings. What finally does it is the things you lose along the way. A parent dies; you don’t get the girl. And you are wrecked. And you are less for these losses. What makes you an adult, finally, is that…
I'm moving to Swiss web agency Say Hello as partner, client consultant and full-stack developer from January 2019.
Planning for the inevitable in a digital world.
It was inevitable, I suppose, that I would, one day, have to start applying my experience to The Day Job instead of just my hours. Instead of just being the go-to-guy for programming, I’d have to take over a more responsible role and help other people to learn the craft and expertise of web development. When I started out 22…
As I get older, I realize more and more just how long a life actually is. How full of memories and moments one’s life is. It’s so difficult to pack in almost 79 years of a life into the few minutes I have here. It’s already been over four weeks since Dad died, yet it hardly…
I regain a holiday feeling by sitting in an old town square, eating pizza, whilst locals perch on a wall, smoking cigarettes before a little bus arrives and rattles them away. Swifts and martins race through the narrow lanes, far above us, to catch their own dinner. The sun slowly retreats up the old stone buildings surrounding us, and fades abruptly from…
We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.
I take photos to document my path through my life. It gives me a good feeling to find a great view and enjoy it, and take it home to look at again in the form of a photograph. I take pleasure in composing and exposing a photo well. It gives me pleasure to go through the process of transforming a…
I wrote and posted my first blog post in this version of my website ten years ago today. To celebrate, I'm reviving the “Photos” section of the site, which will contain my best and my favourite photos.
My Audi A4 suffers from a known problem with oil consumption, so I've had a stressful few weeks coming to an agreement with Audi Switzerland and the local dealership.
The long, long progression from being a teenager with a stitch to being a forty-something with a passion for walking.
It’s no shock to realize that I’ve been commuting to Bern by car for nearly six years. But what is a shock is that the period of changing from train travel to car travel coincides with the main rise of the smartphone. When I was commuting to Bern between 2008 and the end of 2010, getting through the rush-hour crowds…
Another year has flown by, and the approaching festivities remind me that it’s time to look back through my photo archive and be astounded once more by all the happy memories of the past twelve months.
Before photography and the internet, golf was the major hobby in my life for many years, in all its forms.
In which I take delivery of my shiny new A4 Avant.
Over 150,00km after buying it, we say goodbye to our "four-wheeled tripod".
A blessed year of travel, fun, new and re-discovered sights, and plenty of sore legs.