"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."

- Thomas Edison

"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."

- Charles Kettering

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."

- Demosthenes


Yes ... I am an AFOL

Martin Lanser

OK ... It's time to fess up: I'm an Adult Fan of Lego (AFOL)! Big time AFOL! "Big time" as in I can spend hours "playing" with Lego, and as in having already spent way too much money on those small plastic bricks. Yes, I'm too far gone - I've lost my soul to tiny colorful plastic bricks.

But h...

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Starting Over ... Yet Again!

OK ... here we go! ... again! Yes, I am again re-starting this blog. And yes, I again have this urge to write more ... a lot more. In fact, it's (almost) a carving or pent-up desire. Too much? Probably. Anyway, this is a New Year's Resolution that has been years in the making, so I'll definitely giv...

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Last Day of the Year

Martin Lanser

It's been a long year. A very long year! So much has happened. So much has changed. And yet so many things never got done. So many many things still on my ever-growing to-do and want-to-do and am-definitely-going-to-do lists. But I think I'm finally getting a better focus.

I've had this blog since...

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A Letter to My Father

Martin Lanser

Dear father,

it's a few days now since you passed. I'm back in the States and have had a bit of time to think about not just this last week, but also about the last 45 years or so.

It was 6:37am last Thursday. I was sitting on the tarmac in Stockholm waiting for them to finish de-icing the plane...

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