“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” ― Albert Einstein

Do you remember the time before computers, tablets, mobile phones and apps? How much time we in reality had on our hands back then? How we could have conversations with strangers at a bus stop or in a train, bus or airplane? People, and especially young people don’t talk to each other any more like […]

About some of the things I promised myself

Oh, wow. Pretty much the same moment I promised myself to work less this year, I got hit by a huge workload. Normally I don’t mind working, but this time it’s seriously annoying. A customer sent me some pdf-files for translation, and normally the amount of text is something I could to in 3 days, […]

How I handle being a translator

Todays assignment: Deadline: the time by which something has to be finished or delivered I am a translator. Have been for many, many, many years and over time I’ve learned to cope with most of the downsides of the business.  Like working in an industry, where the prices are going down due to the internet […]

About not following your passion

Todays assignment: Write about a dream or a goal that you failed to achieve. What went wrong? And how did the experience change you? In 1991 I had studied German and Chinese forever without really feeling passion for any of it. I also had discovered an unexpected passion for something totally different: pottery. Years before […]