Author Archives: lolkin

About lolkin

the nomad of the Universe, sailing through the unknown, learning to be happy and give happiness back

Make art even if it sucks – Hitrecord ‘Death’ remix

Making art is something I have missed when I was busy. In my archives I dug out this cheery πŸ™‚  short film that I remixed using rewfoe (Hitrecord user) imagery when I was creating with Hitrecord. Perhaps I should return … Continue reading

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Chicken Ryaba, buddhism and emptiness – an interpretation on an old Russian folk tale

As one of their first fairy tales, children in the Russian speaking countries used to get told an old Russian folk tale about Kurochka (Chicken) Ryaba. It is a very simple story (see below*) that is not so simple once … Continue reading

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The allure of unrequited love, or why we fall for unavailable people #crush

To all love addicts out there…

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Art therapy – a piece of summer #happiness

I wanted a memento of summer for dark winter days. I did some research and found this Lego idea on internet. In retrospect I could have knit it rather than use plastic but here we are. Art therapy and seasonal … Continue reading

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Life purpose – everything I’ve learned so far

Blogging is like gardening. You go back several years, 6 or 2, you read your old posts and you realise how far you have come. This morning I’ve had an urgent urge πŸ™‚ Β to summarise everything I’ve learned about life … Continue reading

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The day was crisp/ The light was new/ Autumn has come/ Like deja vu

Man, I forgot how much I love autumn. I was washing dishes one day and glanced outside – the light was different. It was soft as if I was in an oil painting. The angle has changed. Sunlight in autumn … Continue reading

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If it’s not fun, don’t do it! And if you must do it, make it fun!

What do you do when you are mini retired? Well, art, of course. In the Episode 94 of the Here and Now podcast Ram Dass tells a hilarious story about cooking a lobster with his father as a buddhist (from … Continue reading

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