“You are the best (insert whatever)…”

I’m a bit out of energy lately, particularly after having a long day at work, so I sometimes struggle to find original subjects to write on. At least these WordPress prompts give me that. Something to write about, without having to worry about a subject. I find that you can still be creative and practiceContinue reading ““You are the best (insert whatever)…””

I’m Dutch – what else would you expect?

As I like to travel around a bit in my free time, I felt that I couldn’t skip today’s prompt here on WordPress. A prompt about modes of transportation. I like it. You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, car, or bike? Today”s prompt The easy answer to this one would be ‘itContinue reading “I’m Dutch – what else would you expect?”

It can only get better

Today’s WordPress writing prompt is an interesting question, that I thought would be fun to ponder on. Let’s see where it goes. How would you rate your confidence level? This is it… The prompt First of all, it’s hard to really judge one’s confidence levels. Should I give it a score? Maybe a percentage, whereContinue reading “It can only get better”

Who’s teaching?

Postdoctoral positions are weird. Okay. Maybe not all of them, but some of them are. My position is one of these that has no particular project attached to it. When I started, there was little guidance other than that I was expected to set up a research line and was expected to cosupervise a PhDContinue reading “Who’s teaching?”

A different realm

About once a month I visit my therapist, whom I’ve been with since I moved to Germany. I’ve learned a lot about myself in these years. You’d think that after a couple of years, you stop learning new things, particularly about yourself. You’ve seen it all. Nothing new to be found. But it continues toContinue reading “A different realm”

Odd prompts, with obvious choices.

Which animal would you compare yourself to and why? Well, if this isn’t an obvious answer, I don’t know what is. I would totally compare to a long-bodied cellar spider, or Pholcus phalangioides. These spiders are also more commonly known as daddy long legs, but as this is a synonym for many fairly unrelated arthropods,Continue reading “Odd prompts, with obvious choices.”

Hair dryer

Today was one of those odd days you get here in southern Bavaria, where the wind comes from the South – föhn they call it here, which in my book translates to hair dryer, which makes total sense. If that happens and the skies are clear, the sun gets quite warm, and it can suddenlyContinue reading “Hair dryer”

It’s time!

This afternoon I ate the best meal I had in a long, long time. Since we’ve had kids, Heike and I have slowly weaned ourselves off our culinary obsessions. We have always loved food. It is part of what binds us together. The love for preparing new meals, and exploring new tastes. Different cuisines. WeContinue reading “It’s time!”

Simple guy

What are three objects you couldn’t live without? This is a pretty difficult question to answer without objectifying women or children. I obviously wouldn’t last a day without them, and it sums up to three. But that would be the easy answer, wouldn’t it? I think pretty much anything could be lived without, if thereContinue reading “Simple guy”