Shuold I stay or should I go?

This time I’m not talking about whether or not I want to write a blog. I’ve been under a lot of stress these days; my site was hacked; I went to Beijing to make a new passport, and we all know how stressful it is to deal with government institutions and how enjoyable it is to spend the whole day on the train. Nobody likes to do what they don’t have to do, which is

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Priorities

Things often do not go as planned. Sometimes something completely unforeseen happens that requires an immediate change of priorities. For example, writing a blog was one of my priorities, but when my site gets hacked and unusable, it is logical to change priorities, fix the site and then write a blog. Changing priorities means that something else will need to be dropped from the priority list. In addition to writing a blog, reading and writing

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A Land of Forgotten Ideas

Before I fall asleep, while my brain is working on alpha waves, I often get ideas for a blog or novel. I do not record them because I believe I will remember them if they are worth writing down and I often succeed in doing so. Sometimes I happen to get two or three ideas and then write them down because I know I can’t hold more than one until the morning. It’s interesting that

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Time Machine

The best way to get familiar with a country is by visiting its institutions. Chinese institutions are settled in huge buildings made from marble and glass, and they are spotlessly clean; the employees are uniformed, helpful, and polite; they use  modern technology; applications are submitted online; everything resolves relatively quickly; you do everything on the spot and pay by phone or credit card Visiting the state institutions of Serbia provides a time traveling experience. the

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Mistakes

There are places where mistakes are not allowed; the surgeon should not operate on the wrong organ; a pilot should not make mistakes while landing… But a surgeon who learns to operate on a model or in an autopsy room can make a mistake, just as a pilot flying a simulator may make a mistake … When our mistakes leave no great consequences and especially when learning, it’s completely normal and expected to make mistakes.

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Fire and Oxygen

As Chuck Wendig says in his book, Damn Fine Story, a good story consists of fire and oxygen. The fire is exciting and maintains the reader’s tension while oxygen provides the necessary rest.  The role of oxygen is not only to give time to breath, it is there to allow the next fire. Stephen King is a master of this technique and one of the good examples is found in the book Bones of Bones.

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A Single Book

Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Education in Sombor, prof. Dr. Tihomir Petrovic, often said in his lectures that a man who read one book was much more dangerous than one who didn’t read anything at all. A man who has read one book dogmatically adheres to its contents. These are often recognized as religious fanatics and members of other ideologies who divide people into those whose opinions coincide with their book and those

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A Single Book

Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Education in Sombor, prof. Dr. Tihomir Petrovic, often said in his lectures that a man who read one book was much more dangerous than one who didn’t read anything at all. A man who has read one book dogmatically adheres to its contents. These are often recognized as religious fanatics and members of other ideologies who divide people into those whose opinions coincide with their book and those

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Pearls Before Swine

… means giving something of value to someone who won’t appreciate it. You may know the solution to someone’s problem, you may have good advice, you may have gone through something similar to what someone is currently going through, and you have an extremely simple trick for them that will make their problems disappear, but when you offer them your opinion, they dismiss it without thinking and that drives you crazy.  Often people do not

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Trust

Frauds often gather at the bus stations and popular tourist attractions because that is the place where people whose trust they didn’t have chance to lose still exist. The internet is another place for frauds. There are many email addresses on which they still haven’t got the chance to send their SPAM. Thanks to frauds, it’s very difficult to gain trust from the people who you met on the internet.

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