Two nights before my debut as a reporter at TEDx Aarhus 2019, I had a nightmare. On a top of understandable anxiety (that I suspect every human would have, before trying something new AND in front of a camera), I had to cope with a terrifying vision of "abandoning" my three-months-old Peanut for the entirety of the day.Read More
Aleks: Mom, can you quiz me for a science test?
Me: Sure, what should I ask you?
Aleks: Ask me about eight characteristics of life
My eyes sparkled.Read More
I'm taking an energetic walk with The Peanut /meaning: I am charging with a stroller like a tank in the midst of the Battle of Kursk because: the baby doesn't want to fall asleep and if she is in a stroller for too long without sleeping, she wants to sit, but the problem is that she cannot sit on her own (yet) so this could end up in ‘twist and shout’ but not the fun type/Read More
I see a person in a long white cloth playing the harp. I look at him and then I hear a voice coming from another direction, saying: "I can't help you if you don't ask"
I know that it's my guardian talking. I try to understand what it means and to start a conversation with the owner of the voice, but soon I realize that my mind thinks. I am using a conscious, rational brain. I went out of the meditative state and I am attempting to reason instead of to observe.
Suddenly I find myself on the bus with Rosa Parks and many other black people. Rosa sits calmly, knitting something. I look at her, and she smiles at me. It hits me right then at that moment that she has no idea. No idea at all, that very soon in the future she will go to sit in front of the bus and change the history as we know it.Read More
I realize that there are no "bad cells"; everything is neutral but when it accumulates in a certain way it becomes negative. Every single atom and element is needed, the problem lies in the accumulation and sequence. Once it is properly and evenly integrated into the Universe it becomes indifferent.Read More
I realize that I can easily grab more opportunities and still float with no problems. I look around again and I see millions and millions of opportunities standing on both shores of the river. They are endless.Read More
Maybe I have realized that although we are all ONE, some of us are way more ahead and those are the ones that are here to guide us and to protect us. And then I wondered, am I here to guide someone else?Read More
Page 1 Dark Thoughts Download. Explicit Content. Reader discretion is advised.Read More
“Mom don’t worry. Even if I’m like Kylo Ren I would NEVER kill you. I don’t feel the pull to the dark. And I don’t have a lightsaber” - “Darling, I’m not worried. I would be worried only if I was Han Solo. Or your father.”Read More
See, Christmas is THE time of magic, but unfortunately, the amount of that magic is equal to the amount of the bullshit.The salary is gone somewhere around 5th of December. Heartbreaks hurt twice as much. We get even more lonely, looking for the true connection that’s buried under tons of flashy Christmas decorations.Read More
Whenever I ask someone a question: “What do you want from a relationship?” I often get this “blank face” reaction followed by a vague answer “I just want to be happy, I guess”. The second type of an answer is when I get A LOT of requirements but when I ask further “Are you able to offer the same back?”, I get this puzzled “what-do-you-mean” type of look and the conversation is usually over.Read More
Today it’s the pancakes. The food is served and I’m totally excited as I was withholding this piece of information since I’ve found out last night. I was just waiting for the perfect moment to share it. And now, I’m finally ready to impress my almost teenage daughter with the spiciest rumor in the hood: "Aleks, do you know… "– dramatic pause – "that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together?"Read More
Message to the world people, it’s official: Thor Ragnarok is the best Avengers franchise movie ever made. And you can quote me one that. It has everything: Outstanding visual effects, cheeky sense of humor, characters that finally act out of their character, plenty of Easter Eggs and clapbacks and “short-hair, one-eyed” Thor, who looks as fresh as the entire movie. Here’s my personal list of 20 reasons why newest “Thor” is the new “It girl” in the Avengers franchise and trust me – I worked hard to cut my list to 20.Read More
It was all fun and games until we realized that the wedding starts in less than three hours and: half of us is still on a business call / we are 20 kilometers away from the wedding venue / both of us look like some “hippy dudes going camping” / the “trousers situation” is still unresolved /we haven’t bought flowers yet / and we are pretty much behind any schedule we ever hadRead More
My social life is dead; I ditched most of my friends a long time ago as I spend all my free time on working on “You’ve got 5 Options”. I don’t go to the cinema. I don’t read books. I haven’t shaved my legs for weeks. I just got shit scared as I’ve bumped on some girl in my apartment; only after some seconds, I realized that’s my own daughter but she grew so much in the meantime, I hardly recognized her.Read More
After three long days of being bunkered home due to severe cold, I finally left the house.
I had some errands to run, but the main selling point was that early in the morning I run out of a toilet paper, tissues, napkins and paper towels and was faced with the cruel reality of blowing my nose in a sock.I’ve tried that solution once; if you chose the right sock, it’s quite acceptable, but somehow you cannot look at that sock the same way ever again.Read More
In a nutshell, CrossFit is a set of hell lot of weird and very tiring tortures (physical exercises), that will in many cases make you either puke (cardio) or die out of muscle fever (strength) – often simultaneously – which you are experiencing with a bunch of lunatics (other people, who signed up VOLUNTARILY) under supervision of the Satan (trainer).Read More
I am a writer. I may not be the greatest writer in the world. As a matter of fact, I may not even be a good one. But I AM a writer nevertheless. My defining moments have passed already, and they’ll be passing over and over again until I decide to grab them. Lesson Learned, my friends: The defining moment becomes defining when you chose to make it as such.Read More