Why Big Brother wants your mug shot

Last week I went to a photographer to get pictures taken from my kids, one and three years old. Not funfunfun pretty pictures, but official depressing, bad lighting passport pictures. We're planning a trip abroad and with all these baby terrorists and kidnappings, obviously they need their own passports. And passport pictures. Let me hear … Meer lezen over Why Big Brother wants your mug shot

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Sleep deprivation and Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

My sons are the most fantastic the people who ever lived. Both of them. However, the two of them sometimes seem to team up on their dad to make him give up as much sleep as possible. Their mother and I have an agreement. Anything that happens during the night which does not require breastfeeding: … Meer lezen over Sleep deprivation and Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Nostalgia: Coke from a plastic cup

I think it is important for a father to be a good example for my sons. So I try to be the best version of myself as I can, or at least: I try to appear so while i can still get away with it. Today at lunch I had a very strong craving for … Meer lezen over Nostalgia: Coke from a plastic cup

One thumb blogging

My most active blogging period must have been around when my first son was about three months old. This was also a time when I had a booming agricultural e-business on Farmville. How come? Well, babies tend to sleep large portions of the day. Not long enough for serious painting or writing but perfect for … Meer lezen over One thumb blogging

There’s no defending against kidsadvertising

In much the same way as some rapists claim their victims were asking for it by the way they dressed, advertising people who target children claim the advertising directed towards children is not bad for them since they'll learn at a very early age how to distinguish commercial messages from objective information. And in much … Meer lezen over There’s no defending against kidsadvertising

Children are terrifying

Maybe men who don't want children have a point. Men deal poorly with fear. Fear is suppressed, denied, fought. Fear is a sign of weakness. The scared man is the lesser man. And as I can say out of my own experience, there is absolutely nothing that fills your heart with so much fear as … Meer lezen over Children are terrifying