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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

The dating shopping list

Recently, my online friend made a casual remark in one of her voice messages: "everyone comes with a [dating] shopping list". I knew she is right because I have one too, in the back of my mind. It contains items like looks, smell, taste, voice. My shopping list is...

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What are the odds in Love?

Recently, I wrote that I'm looking for a combination of a friend, lover, muse and a soulmate. An online friend added another relevant role that is important to her (and me): a partner. Each role has a different functionality. What are the odds of finding such a...

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I’m drowning in my nostalgia

Last Saturday, these words came to me as inspiration: I'm drifting on my melancholia. I suppose my mind made up a paraphrase of a song line from David Sylvian's 1984 album Brilliant Trees: "I'm drowning in my nostalgia". I love that song. My inspiration was (most...

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Loose ends

Last week, I invited a close friend to spend a vacation at my home. Many years ago, she took care of me while I was a mess. The tables have turned. There’s a 50/50 per cent chance that she may accept/reject my invitation. I hope that she will accept as there are loose...

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Life is a journey along its destinations

As a boy, I dreamt about becoming an archeologist and write a book. It never happened. I still love ancient history though. My father owned a local barber shop annex clothing store and dreamt about one of his two boys becoming his successor. That never happened. He...

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Is ideology responsible for stupidity?

It occurred to me that (blind) ideology might be responsible for human stupidity. According to a 2018 paper in the Journal of Degenerative Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, author James F Welles claims it is indeed: The Ideological Basis of Stupidity....

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The Droste effect

Quite some (scientific) articles compare the human brain to the Universe; in particular a 2020 ScienceAlert: Study Maps The Odd Structural Similarities Between The Human Brain And The Universe. Other comparisons may include: birth, growth, maturity, decline (a.k.a....

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