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Second life

One of the things we love about the city we live in are the second hand furniture shops. They get donations from the people of Geneva every day. Beautiful furniture that can have a second or third life. Our two favorite shops are run by the Catholics and the Protestants. This chandelier was bought in one of them and now adorns our living room.

Ps. this is also photo 316 of 365 this year.

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Photos In focus

The Atlantic’s In Focus exhibits a few of the submissions for the Sony 2020 World Photography Awards. Visual stories that inspire.

Ps. They accept submissions until 7 January 2020.

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Imagine the discussions

I had a chance to visit the city of Wittenberg, Germany, this week. The purpose was to meet with theologians from churches all over the world who are attending an LWF course on Luther’s theology. On my way from the train station I walked past the beautiful Lutherhaus, where Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora lived with their children.

Imagine the discussions that took place there in the 16th century, about church and theology, politics, society.

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Sixty minutes without interruption

Jason Fried on the hours of the workday:

There are lots of ways to carve up an hour. 10 x 6. 15 x 4. 30 x 2. 45 + 15. 20 + 20 + 20. The key is not to carve it up. And when you stack it up – one full hour after another – you really see the compound benefits of uninterrupted time.

Managing time is managing interruptions and vice versa.

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Andri Magnason On Time and Water

On Time and Water by Andri Magnason is one of the best books of the year. A book length meditation on climate change, glaciers, family relations and the times of our lives and loves.

I hope the English translation is out soon. This book deserves and needs a global audience.