Month: February 2017

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"We need to recognise the legitimate and necessary role of failure, allow ourselves to do things quite imperfectly for a very long time - as a price we cannot avoid paying for an opportunity one day, in many decades, to do something that others will consider a spontaneous success."

Taken from The Perfectionist Trap.

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"We need to recognise the legitimate and necessary role of failure, allow ourselves to do things quite imperfectly for a very long time - as a price we cannot avoid paying for an opportunity one day, in many decades, to do something that others will consider a spontaneous success."

Taken from The Perfectionist Trap.

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Late afternoon at The Dutch.

Finished the round just in time, and managed to pull off a 36 + 41 = 77. A nice birdie on hole two and an unfortunate double-bogie on hole 16. Not a record but still within my handicap buffer. Proof that an aging man can still perform well and enjoy life.

Thanks Mr. Kordic for inviting me again to play on this fantastic golf course.

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We had a very fun and relaxing week in Tenerife. Mostly just talking it easy, lying around on the beach or next to the pool, eating fancy food, driving around the island, taking long walks, and even exploring the dormant volcano. The hotel was pretty nice but very touristic. After getting used to the warm weather there, it took us awhile re-acclimating to the cold Dutch weather. One week went by quickly and now it's back to the real world.

You might also want to have a look at the Photo album.

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There's a huge debate going on right now about whether or not it is better to close all borders and become a self-sustaining country or to open up completely to free trade with foreign countries.

Trump seems to believe in an extreme form of protectionism which is worrisome. In the past such a self-sustaining fantasy was a disaster and was the reason in the first place to open up for external trade.

This policy has been the main reason that the United States has become such a powerful economic power today. Why our new president wants to tear this down and regress back to the era of blind fantasies is beyond me.

"... the well-meaning attempt to shelter inefficient local producers would always end up impoverishing a country, and hurting its most vulnerable members, because it would prevent labour and capital from playing to their strengths, would make goods far more expensive than they needed to be and would discourage leading companies from a necessary intensity of innovation."

Well actually, that's just one side of the story. For more enlightenment into the whole story, here's an interesting read: Free Trade - or Protectionism?

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This personal weblog was started way back on July 21, 2001 which means that it is 7-21-2001 old.

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Graduated from Stanford 6-5-1979 ago.

Kiffin Rockwell was shot down and killed 9-23-1916 ago.

Believe it or not but I am 10-11-1957 young.

Began well-balanced and healthy life style 1-8-2013 ago.

My father passed away 10-20-2000 ago.

First met Thea in Balestrand, Norway 6-14-1980 ago.