Category Archives: Covid-19 Journal

My Daily Journal During COVID19 Lockdown

Lockdown Day 341 – 3 March 2021 – Remembering Abrie

Thinking of Abrie de Swardt Why do I think of Abrie this morning? Abrie was my nephew, a few years younger than myself. The closest I came to have a brother. He died way too young in a motorcycle accident … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 337 – 27 Feb 2021 – Leadership Lessons Learned from a 28km Hike

Long time ago I did this hike. It was a strange experience, because I ran out of energy. I was not tired. The energy was lacking. It was a “stop-go” hike. Then, to prove to myself that I am ready … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 334 – 24 February 2021 – Motives and Agendas

Have you ever wondered how it works that you think of something and then suddenly it is as if many other people also think that same thing? It happened to my this morning. I scan through Facebook and on one … Continue reading

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Lockdown day 214 – 27 October 2020 – Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Several of my friends and clients complain about feeling tired. Friday, 23 October 2020, I was tired beyond measure. I went to bed Friday night and slept to 14h30 on Saturday. And almost repeated the process on Sunday! “Slow Down, … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 196 – 8 October 2020 – The Seasons Of Our Lives

The Byrds made a song of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. “Turn! Turn! Turn!” To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under heaven A time to be born, a time to … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 190 – 2 October 2020 – Values

Words don’t come easy Words, don’t come easy to me How can I find a way to make you see I Love You Words don’t come easy Words, don’t come easy to me This is the only way for me … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 188 – 30 September 2020 – Meditation in Motion

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. Anatoli Boukreev You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well. Terri Guillemets Climb the … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 168 – 11 Sept 2020 – Earn it!

I think I mentioned it before. The movie Saving Private Ryan. If you want to understand the horror of war, watch Saving Private Ryan. It is beyond my mind to understand the horror of the beach landings. What a waste … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 161 – 3 September 2020 – Mind Travels

“The sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other, marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible. If you watch the flowing sand, you might see time itself riding the granules. Contrary to popular opinion, … Continue reading

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There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men

“There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now … Continue reading

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