taking care

August 23, 2018By pencilInsights No Comments

Do you own things, that are so precious you would never throw them out, but repair them as long as possible? We are surrounded by products that are made to be trash. It makes me sick to think about it. Think about it, if we spend more money on high quality we can live in … Read More

Happy Holidays?

December 29, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

It’s this time of the year that marks a transition. Midwinter, the change of light and darkness. This is to all who lost someone this year. At times we are “stuck in reverse”, but then “lights will guide us home and ignite our bones” My favorite Interpretation of this song is this one by the … Read More

smoke and fog

November 19, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

I like this time of the year. Plants are taking a break, the weather is bad most of the time. At least here in Austria…. So I don’t have to feel guilty to stay inside and chill. Now is the time to burn some incense. Sage, mugwort, lavender. Burning them feels almost like burning evidence. … Read More


June 7, 2017By pencilconflict, Insights No Comments

Once again, I find myself sticking my head in the sand, waiting for things to calm down. We had a serious fight. Our first one. Yes, we still are in that early relationship stage. We have a lot of firsts. Please tell me when the air has cleared.

I am from Austria

June 1, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

Pen and I are having a fabulous time. We left Italy, because I really wanted to show her some nice places around here. Had to go up a mountain with her, even though I’m really more the urban type. But hey, you know how it is at the start of a relationship. You do a … Read More


May 29, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

Penenlope, yes, that’s her, and I are having a very good time together. Endless talking, hanging around on the beach, enjoying life. She is beautiful, and she feels really good…..


May 27, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

Interesting how meeting new people can change your view immediately. That’s exactly why I love traveling. You wonder around a city, and you start seeing the world with different eyes. I mean suddenly I can appreciate little details, I enjoy watching people, and most important, I feel calm inside. Guess that’s also attractive to others. … Read More


May 21, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

I’m not that kind of guy who likes to hang around on the beach for ages. Took the boat to Venice. It was a nice ride. I knew that I wasn’t gonna spend all my money by having some coffee at St Marks Square, so I headed the other direction towards the Biennale area. Met … Read More

time for a change

May 10, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

I’m having a crisis here. I’m doubting myself. I’m not sure what my future looks like, or if there even IS a future for a guy like me. Is anyone even writing anymore these days? Every time I look around I see people staring at their mobiles. When is the last time you’ve written a … Read More

this is me

May 5, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

Life is tough. Sometimes I wish I could just quit writing and start a new life. But hey, what options are there for a guy like me? I mean, come on…. I am a pen and I’m shaped like a pencil, kinda trans-pen or inter-pencil, and I’m really not sure where I belong. People tell … Read More