Our car story got another episode a few months ago and therefore became a trilogy. Just over four years ago in episode one I discussed our reasons for the somewhat unconventional move of getting rid of our car. A year later in episode two I reported on how it was going. It was going pretty… Continue reading The end of life without owning a car
During the last week, I have been testing a robot vacuum cleaner. One week is not enough to perform a scientifically sound review, but that is not what I was going for anyway. Rather, I wanted to check my emotional response – to see if having a robot vacuum cleaner would significantly increase our life… Continue reading Did a robot vacuum cleaner improve my life?
One of the main reasons I started writing this blog was for my daughter Emili to be able to read it in the future and get a glimpse into our life when she was young. Now the life that we are used to has suddenly become threatened by the coronavirus outbreak. With this post I… Continue reading How Corona is affecting our lives
We have recently visited South Florida and I have described the experience in a three piece article series. The first one presents the reasons why I am drawn to South Florida and why I consider it to be a great family destination. The second one focuses on the Florida Keys and lists my favorite places to… Continue reading Annoying quirks of the USA
One year ago we became car-free. Or to be more precise, we stopped having a car at our constant disposal, we did not stop using cars whatsoever. If you would like to know why we did it, read about it here. In this article I want to report on how it went. Spoiler alert: for… Continue reading Life without owning a car – a year later
Sweden is a country where on average people live a very good life. However, here I would like to discuss the extremes rather than the average. On the one hand are the ones who have it extremely good – people who live a healthy life with a lot of exercise and a well balanced diet,… Continue reading Being aware of privilege
I am aware that there are spoilers in the title, but this is my small contribution to a click-bait-free world. When smartwatches came about some six years ago, I saw no practical use for them, and considered them to be to a large extent useless gimmicks. But roughly a year ago, thinking that their infancy period… Continue reading Did a smartwatch improve my life? No, it didn’t.
Over the recent years we could read more and more about various jobs being threatened by automation. I am a big proponent of automation, which might sound hypocritical because my job in software engineering is not threatened at all. On the contrary, automation increases the demand for software engineers. But what about the people whose… Continue reading Unconditional basic income
Moving from a house in the suburbs to an apartment in the center has a big impact on car ownership. The most obvious change is regarding parking options. In the suburbs we had a private garage next to the house, a private place for one car on the driveway and shared parking places reserved for… Continue reading Life without owning a car