Once upon a time there was a successful leader. He had an important role in the management of a huge fair. Every other week or so, the halls were emptied of the booths of the previous fair, and the showcases and stands for the next … Continue reading The Underworld
Dear Granny. I hope this finds you well. Many things have happened here in the village, and I am happy that we have been spared the worst and all is well, and who would have thought so. This year Dad was elected to the … Continue reading The Huns!
Once upon a time there was a successful leader. Each day on his way from the metro to the office, he passed under a bridge where homeless people were seeking shelter from the rain and the cold. Every now and then he would give them … Continue reading Up!
In the time when the Abbasid Caliphs ruled in the Orient, there lived in Baghdad a successful high-ranking secretary. He was reputed for being utterly incorruptible. Whenever he was put under pressure, he did what was right according to his best knowledge, and his own … Continue reading The Morning Routine
During the 60’s of the last century, I was part of the young and enthusiastic crowd that went out to Silicon Valley, attracted by its brew of avant-garde technological brainpower, laid-back, anti-establishment coolness, and bold entrepreneurship. Although, to be honest, the most important attraction to us … Continue reading Voodoo
Once upon a time there was a dwarf. Together with his numerous colleagues, he spent all his working life exploiting a large gold mine. Since dwarfs are a very competitive bunch, over time they had developed a system which did justice to their nature. Every … Continue reading The Glass Wall
Once upon a time in ancient Japan there lived a samurai. When the time had come to retire from warfare, he was put in charge of the protection and government of several villages. One day, he went for a long walk in the mountains. He climbed up a … Continue reading The Magic Urn