Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dalí

The Usual Failure

After more than one month here I am again, filling the page with my wandering thoughts. What has happened?

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In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

Albert Camus

When to Write

Writing is hard, incredibly hard and if you overcame the romantic idea of an author sitting at a candlelit table, with a quill in his hand, bent over a pile of papers (a computer nowadays), and if you ever tried to write more than one thousand words day after day you know what I mean. Also listen to the masters:

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII

Blog Name: A Beginner’s Guide

I begin today a series of posts about the lessons I learned or not in the hope that someone will find them useful. First one tries to mirror the importance of choosing a blog name and how a perfect choice might become in the end a beginner’s mistake.

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Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

Selling Death

This evening I thought that I lingered long enough and that it is time to write, but, like a perfect procrastinator, I told myself that ten more minutes on the internet could not do any harm.

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