Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Today we went to Stubicke Toplice to check out how's the water. Stubicke Toplice (Stubicke Spa) are about 30 kilometers from my house in Zagreb and going there is very nice and relaxing drive with not much traffic. Toplice themselves are on a beautiful, forested patch of meadow between two gentle hill slopes. Water is warm, about 30 degrees Celsius, in pools with various depths (40-170 cm) and oddly refreshing. I enjoyed swimming in it very much and have also caught some sun. Around noon it was too hot so we packed up and went home, hungry and tired, yet very pleased.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Perhaps, it has been speculated, optimism confers a survival advantage by helping people cope with adversity.
... but does it really? Does optimism really offer survival advantage by helping people cope with adversity? And which terms it stipulates? And what is the price for such luscious arrangement?
There actually are answers to these questions. Sadly, many of them I already know and sadder still they only serve to strengthen my belief that "people" is unjust aggregation of individuals who steer their life by interpretations seldom comparable by content even when caused by immediate and proximate common experience.
It was, nevertheless, beautiful day here in Zagreb and I went for a brief walk to reward myself for being such a good and efficient little trooper today and writing a big chunk of my research paper. I also had some company and consequently an opportunity to socialize, communicate, learn and emote. We ate pretty good kebabs and sat in the shade on Opatovina, listening to Histrions rehearse for their grand opening of "Histrion Summer" tonight.