On sharing dreams

Everyone dreams. Some dream more than others. There are day dreams, night dreams and lifetime dreams. I have plenty of all three. Last night was filled with vivid dreams, including a visit to worlds from past dreams. Sometimes I wake up and feel a sense of obligation to share a dream with someone, because I…

Shorting Marriage: When it’s sure to fail

Getting married is a lot like investing in the stock market. In the long run you could end up with a robust investment portfolio that’s seen solid and steady growth over the years, with negligible ups and downs, ready to relax and retire. Or, you could end up losing it all, because you chose some…

Beyond the Gate – When you need someone to let you in

I can’t believe it’s been a little over 13 years ago that I moved to another continent, a third world country, with no job and only a little hope in my pocket. An entire year before the move, I’d reached out for every possible job opportunity I could find, but I didn’t even hear so…

A love letter to my job…passion

Dear Job, Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for providing me with a sense of security. I’ve never really been sure which would come first, my 2-week notice, or getting fired. But so far, we’ve managed to navigate the ups and downs, with the conclusion that some mutual benefit still exists. For that, I’m…

How to determine your net worth

This past weekend, I realized that my bank has a net worth calculator. I wouldn’t say that my happy place is financial planning, but lately, the now has been closing in on me and I’m almost sort of thinking about how my future looks. So, the long and short of it, my net worth —…