Eleganceoo Winter Heeled Women's Thickening Plus Slipper Slippers Velvet pnbfxj1324-New Shoes

  • Red Women's Fishing Mouth Sandals Slippers with high Drops and Non-Slip Open high Heels Party flip Flops
  • DoraTasia Women's Buckle Strap Non-Slip Platform Chunky Heel Ankle Boots
  • Pleaser Pink Label Womens Dre420 hp Slide Pump
  • FOR U DESIGNS Fashion Sneakers for Women Girl Floral Printed Casual Walking shoes Non Slip Girls Flats
  • F1rst Rate Snow Boots Women's Winter Warm Booties Low Wedge Buckle Biker Ankle Trim Flat Ankle Boots shoes
  • Hoxekle Women Lace Up Fashion Mesh Breathable Platform Chunky Sneakers Flat Thick Wedge Walking Casual Outdoor shoes
  • Genepeg Womens Sandals Suede Solid colors Pump Slip On High Heels Chunky Heel shoes Brown
  • Women Leather Ankle Boots Pointed Toe Chunky High Heels with Zip Side Fluffy Ball Decor, Red Party shoes
  • GAOLIXIA Men's Formal Bullock Oxford shoes Classic Lace up Dress shoes - Bullock Leather Carved Platform shoes - British Style Casual Retro shoes
  • Oudan The Derma Rhinestone Muffin Word Slippers (color Kaki, Size 35)
  • Yosi Samra Womens Samra Ballet Flat in Black Croco, 7
  • WeenFashion Women's Solid PU Low-Heels Buckle Split-Toe Sandals
  • Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Textile Trainers
  • GIOSEPPO shoes Woman Low Heel Sandals 45283 Nude
  • YooPrettyz Women Open Toe Leather Sandal Wedge Jewelled Ankle Strap Dress Wedge Heels
  • Nike Flight Lite 15 Basketball shoes
  • Women's shoes Spring Fall Leather Low-Top Casual shoes Breathable Lace Up Sports shoes White Sneakers Fitness & Cross Training shoes,White,38
  • Nike Lady LunarBase Cross Training shoes
  • Ovation Women's Moorland Rider Boot - 469865Blk
  • ZHRUI Men Basketball shoes Breathable Outdoor Athletic Training Cushioning Non-Slip Ankle Sport Boots Male Sneakers (color orange, Size 5.5=39 EU)
  • Black Pu Sue MVE shoes Women's Chunky Heel Ankle Strap Classy Knee High Boots
  • Adidas Men's Speed Trainer 4 Baseball shoes, Black Night Metallic Carbon, 11.5 M US
  • Manitu Men's Lace-Up Flats Brown Brown
  • HL-PYL Bean shoes Casual shoes Korean Edition
  • Black Men's Fashion Motorcycle Boots Casual The British Style is Simple and Classic Knee High Boot shoes for Men
  • SRF6 Women's Sandals Thick-Soled high-Heeled Fish Mouth Patent Leather Slippers(,0,0)
  • Hanglin Trade Women Sequins Slip-On Platform Sneakers Shape UPS Fitness Toning Walking shoes
  • Champion CC Corso Como Womens Irit
  • AllhqFashion Women's Solid Cow Leather Low Heels Open Toe Buckle Sandals
  • Nature Breeze Women's Cambridge-02 Faux Oxford Flats
  • The Feathers Of African Tribes Cool Running shoes Women size 6
  • Women's Short Boots Suede Low Heel Thick with Round Head Single Boots Thickening Fleece Lined Side Zipper Metal Decorative Large Size Booties
  • Men's Leather Flip Flops Thongs Sandals Beach Pool Lightweight Slippers for Summer Comfort shoes for Mens Womens Outdoor Walking shoes
  • T-JULY New Women Platform Mesh Breathable Wedge Heels Casual shoes Autumn Thick Sole Sneakers
  • Jiang Womens's shoes Leather Fashion Sneakers,Light Soles Lace-up Ladies shoes, Sprngfall New Breathable Casual shoes Sneakers
  • ECCO shoes Women's Damara SP Dress Sandal, Silver, 37 EU 6-6.5 M US
  • Sam Edelman Women's Willow Fashion Sandals
  • Fly London Women's Pert Ankle Boot
  • All Black Womens Black Sneakers Low Top Zipper Fashion Sneakers
  • Dr.Martens Womens Clarissa II Quad Aunt Sally Leather Sandals
  • Charles David Charles Womens Nicola Bootie
  • Adidas Men's Argecy Fitness shoes
  • QRETYSG flip flop New Summer Jelly shoes Men Beach Sandals Slippers Men Flip Flops Light Outdoor Summer
  • ZyuQ Ankle boots Mid-Autumn Martin Boots Men'S Fashion High-Top Snow Boots
  • Clarks Black Leather 'Swift Turn Flex Flight' shoes 8.5
  • DRIFTERS MD 44 Gents Leather Gibson Toe Cap
  • gold JUMP Mens Zion Sneaker
  • ASILETO Patent Leather Transparent Female Sandals Woman Summer Open Toe Platform High Heel Wedges Zipper Sandalias Pink
  • Baviue Leather Beach Skidproof Slide Sandles Womens Sandals
  • Easy Street Womens Mona Comfort Pump with Cutouts Ballet Flat
  • Nautica Womens Windsail Rubber Almond Toe Ankle Rainboots
  • ProDIgal Women's Leather Loafers shoes Comfortable Ladies Casual Moccasins Wild Breathable Summer Nurse Driving Flats
  • August Jim Women Elegant Flats Buckle Round Toe Ladies Soft Comfortable Spring Moccasins
  • Classic Women High Heel Sandals Open Toe Buckle Square Heel Sandals Summer Party shoes
  • AIWEIYi Women Pumps Square Toe Med Heel Buckle Strap Platform Dress Mary Janes shoes Black
  • Readers of this blog will have noticed that I am a radical Atheist. But there is one religious idea that I have incorporated in my life, although in a secular version.

    It’s the idea of the shabbat, the 7th day of the week, on which one is supposed to rest. I use the Jewish term for this day, because I think it’s the best known, but many other religions have similar recommendations/rules, following a 7-day rhythm, from the Buddhist Allegra K Women's Pointed Toe Low Stiletto Heel Ankle Chelsea Boots to the appropriately named Vitalo Women's High Heel Slingback T-Bar Pumps with Rivets Pointed Toe Patent Court shoes.

    The Bible says you are not to shear sheep or to plow the field, but as this wouldn’t really make any difference in the lives of most contemporary believers, there is room for interpretation. Have you ever noticed that theology is a lot like law, just without the democratic legitimacy? Contemporary disputes seem to focus on whether it’s OK to drive on shabbat or to use electricity.

    But I am not bound by the Bible or others’ interpretations of it. I don’t have any gods to appease. I have adopted the idea for the sake of my own sanity alone.

    So what do I do on my shabbat?

    The first point is: no work. Now, most people will say “oh, I already do that. I have Saturday and Sunday off.” But that’s not what I mean. After all, I personally don’t work regularly anyway. I mean: not even thinking about work! And that’s a big difference.FizaiZifai Women Fashion Summer Bootie ZipperAicciAizzi Women Boots Zipper Oxford

    In practice, this means that on my shabbat, I will not read any e-mails, I will turn off my phone, I will not go through any documents that are work-related, I will not try to improve any skills that can be put to use, and I won’t even think or talk about work.

    I personally don’t even have a regular day of the week for this. Sometimes it’s on the weekend, sometimes during the week, depending on where I am, what I have to do, and on the weather, of course. But it’s the one day of the week that I am always looking forward to.AicciAizzi Women Fashion Chunky Heels Ankle Boots Warm InnerSaraIris Women's Chunky High Heel Open Toe Buckle Strap Slingback Boots There is delight in being unproductive. After all, we are humans, not machines.

    Actually, now that I am thinking of it, maybe I should extend this routine to one week per month.

    Pause

    Links:

    Eleganceoo Winter Heeled Women's Thickening Plus Slipper Slippers Velvet pnbfxj1324-New Shoes

    In every country, there is a place that everyone, literally everyone, recommends you to visit. Actually, recommend is too weak of a word for the obtrusiveness: “You have to go there!” Instinctively, this raises some resistance with me, because I don’t want to have to do anything. FANIMILA Women Shiny Pointed Toe Summer MulesFizaiZifai Women Fashion Heels Pumps BowAnd many of such places are wildly overrated. It leads to tourists driving across the country for hours, only to visit Neuschwanstein or KemeKiss Women Fashion Cut Outs Wedges Heel Sneaker shoes Lace Up, although there are hundreds of other castles scattered across Germany or Romania that are equally interesting. But those get passed by, sometimes without noticing them, as the hypnotized herd moves from one hotspot to the next.

    In Canada, this dubious role falls to the small town of Banff in Alberta. When I ask my Canadian friends what is so special about it, they reply: “Mountains, lots of mountains. And a lake!” Not being completely uneducated in the field of geography, I then proceed to inquire if one can’t make the acquaintance of mountains elsewhere in the second largest country of the world, and a country that is home to the Rocky Mountains on top of that. Bewildered, they reply: “But everybody goes to Banff.” Artfaerie Womens Floral Print Peep Toe Platform Wedge Espadrille SandalsArtfaerie Womens Mesh Zip Bootie Ankle Mid Block Heel Lace Perforated Summer shoesAnd that’s exactly the reason why I won’t go there.

    Granted, I am not very creative either. I simply go to Canmore. Coming from Calgary, that’s about 25 km before Banff. But because there is no hype about this place, you can enjoy the same mountains for a third of the price.

    1

    I have just arrived, breathe the fresh air and soak up the mountain view (both all the more relaxing after three months in a large city), SaraIris Women's Open Toe Chunky High Heel Slingback Buckle Strap BootiesBeita Woman Running shoes Casual Athletic Sport Walking Sneakers Lightweight Breathable Black Redwhen a passerby addresses me: “Canmore, it’s a heap of problems.” To me, it all seems so perfect that I have to ask which problems he might allude to.

    “Don’t you see the terrible traffic?”

    Ehm, no.

    He explains that sometimes, the railway crossing is closed for five minutes and that the cars will then back up, SC35 Louiza Perforated Slip-On Sneakers, NavyDDL- Snow Boots Women's Snow Boots Winter Female Casual Warm shoes Fur Waterproof Upper Fashion Non-Slip Sole Woman Snow Bootseven around the corner. To make matters worse, the hospital is on the other side of the railway tracks, “that’s irresponsible!” Small-town problems.

    “One would need to build an overpass, but all the miners here just want to leave everything the way it has always been. I’ve got nothing against the miners, please don’t get me  wrong! After all, they built the town.” And that way, I learn of the mineral-extracting origin of Canmore, of which I had hitherto naively assumed that it was only built for the beautiful location.

    2

    The most striking difference between the big city and Canmore is not only the view, but that strangers simply smile and wave at each other and say hello. Here, I could probably find friends faster than in Calgary, where everybody is just working and shopping all the time.

    The most seductive smile is directed at my by a bookstore in the main street, JOJONUNU Women Chunky Heel Mid Calf Boots, but I am already carrying more than enough books with me. To be on the safe side, I don’t even dare to enter, for fear of losing my last few dollars.

    Cafe Books front Canmore

    3

    The ladies at the reception of the cozy Mountain View Inn hardly give me a chance to get to know the town by myself. Each time they spot me, they give me more maps, bus schedules and café recommendations.

    And every morning, they want to know where I will be hiking that day. “Don’t forget the bear spray,” the older one of them admonishes me, as I am about to leave one day.

    “Oh. Where can I get this bear spray?”, I ask somewhat incredulously, thinking of the anti-shark spray from the Batman movie.

    “We will give you a can,” she offers, grabs something from under the counter, and equips me with the weapon. Good that I am not a pacifist.

    Honestly, I suspect that the weapons handed to tourists are only a marketing gimmick to make the harmless walks appear more dangerous. Like the life vests on rubber dinghies.

    4

    On the other hand, maybe the bears are real and come all the way into town. Because the rubbish bins are built so bear-proof that they are not only bomb-proof, but also leave me wondering to no avail how the heck I am supposed to put the rubbish inside. I give up.

    bear protection rubbish.JPG

    Personally, I would find it smarter to leave the rubbish bins accessible, allowing the bears to get full on pizzas. Then, they wouldn’t need to devour humans. That’s how it’s done in Romania, where humans and bears live in peaceful coexistence. But that’s the difference between a socialist-solidary and a capitalist-egoistic society.

    5

    It’s only the end of March, but spring is already raging. The snow on the south-facing hills is melting. The bears are just waking up. And after six months of sleep and diet they are, as the saying goes, as hungry as a bear.

    The horoscope for cancers in the Globe & Mail says: “You’ve got that feeling that you must do something to prove yourself.” I understand that as an encouragement to go bear hunting.

    6

    On the bus to Canmore, I spoke with a girl who only went to Banff for one day. Women Summer Sequin Flip Flops Flat SandalFizaiZifai Women Mary Jane Buckle Strap Pumps Black Size 33 AsianShe would have a couple of hours to walk around there, before heading back to Calgary. When you see all the photos of Canadian women on Facebook or Tinder, each of them in front of a mountain lake or on a summit, you might think “wow, those people are really outdoorsy”. But for most of them, it’s just a day trip, often by car, stepping out briefly at a parking area to take the fake nature photos.

    “I heard that the most beautiful hike in Canada is in Banff,” she explains. Just for that, she flew to Alberta. It is really strange that in a country as large as Canada, 95% of the population believes that you can only hike in Banff or in Jasper. A mere 10 km to the south or the east, Coconuts By Matisse Womens White Out SneakerAIYOUMEI Women's Suede Round Toe Side Zipper Stiletto High Heels Autumn Winter Ankle Bootsthey already think it’s a terribly stupid idea. Outdoor spirit this is not.

    A friend from Calgary also once wanted to seduce me to Banff, but she only had time for a day trip. “For lunch, there are three options,” my guide began to plan, “there is a burger restaurant, where everybody goes when they are in Banff. Then there is …” TAOFFEN Women Fashion shoes Peep Toe Slip On Open Back High Heel Bowtie SandalsAvaCostume Womens Peacock Tail Embroidery Increase Wedge Mary Jane shoesI dared to interrupt her and point out that I would go to Banff for the mountains and lakes, the bears and the forests. Especially if I only had one day, I definitely wouldn’t waste two hours of the still scarce daylight in a restaurant. “I’d rather get a Snickers bar from the gas station and spend more time in the mountains,” I explained, but she didn’t understand.

    Thus, I went alone. To Canmore instead of Banff. And for a whole week, not just a measly day.

    7

    My first hike leads me along the Bow River, whose acquaintance I had already made.French Connection Womens Liya Printed Strappy Espadrilles

    Bow River duck

    In this kind of nature, I almost want to get lost. Some of the river’s tributaries are still frozen over,Ladiamonddiva Platform Women shoes Korean Hidden Heel Flock Fashion Wedge Casual shoes Flats WomanH-M-STUDIO A New Bag of Leather Single Shoulder Chain and Small Square Bag. Black 18 13 5Cm granting access to islands or to the opposite shore, although sometimes, it crackles alarmingly as I run across the ice. Alternatively, I cross the river on toppled trees.

    I absorb the mountains like fresh air after years in a bunker of asbestos, not only because of the welcome change to the past three months in a big city, but also because in a week, I will be sitting on the train across the rather flat prairies.La Auténtica K100PC - Desert Boot Italian tip Combined, Unisex Adult, Electric bluee - redLa Auténtica 807FP - Desert Boots, Adult Unisex, Black.

    8

    And thus I walk and walk, always following the river. The further away I get from Canmore, the fewer joggers and cyclists cross my path, until I am finally alone in the forest.

    But sooner or later, I will have to think about returning, because it’s already past 4pm. And exactly in that moment, I reach a road with a bus stop. An exemplary bus stop even! With route maps, schedule, prices and all the other information that fans of public transit want.

    The next bus will arrive in 20 minutes, not a bad frequency for Saturday afternoon in the mountains. Until then, I will try to get back into town by hitchhiking. After 25 failed attempts, a red BMW stops. The driver welcomes me with the words “usually, I never stop for hitchhikers”, SUNNY Store Women's Shape Ups Metabolize Fitness Work Out SneakerRoll up Metal Comfort Soft Large Size Women Ballet Flats (color gold, Size CA 5)and I thank him profoundly for making an exception. Quickly, it turns out that his mother is from Berlin and his father from Vorarlberg, although they migrated to Canada ages ago, the driver emphasizes. I try to discern whether his parents’ flight from German-Austrian territories instilled in him a negative opinion of people from there, but I cannot read his eyes. Like everybody in Canmore, the driver wears sunglasses at all times. Maybe this town is a nest of spies?

    He recommends a certain hike and the Legion, a home for veterans, Sandals Flip-Flops Women Wedges High Heels Platform Beach Thong Sandals Slippers,Purple,36Women's Boots Pointed Toe Yarn Elastic Ankle Boots Thick Heel High Heels shoes Womanas the place with the cheapest beer. And then the ride is already over. It’s sad that hitchhiking has been made illegal on some roads in Canada, while not on others. That confuses drivers and they never stop at all. And it would be such a wonderful way to get to know the country and the people.

    9

    From my spacious corner suite at the aptly named Mountain View Inn, I look at the most alluring group of mountains in the valley,QianQianStore Clear PVC Sandals Women Transparent Crystal Round Heel Waterproof Sandales Lady high Heels shoesDC Comics The Flash Red Womens Canvas shoes the Three Sisters, each time I wake up and each time I fall asleep.

    Eleganceoo Winter Heeled Women's Thickening Plus Slipper Slippers Velvet pnbfxj1324-New Shoes

    People who call themselves “influencers”, but don’t influence me at all:

    What really influences me, although none of their authors would use such a stupid self-descriptive term:

    Influenza:

    influenza-virion3

    The last one can be pretty influential, actually. It definitely impresses me more than girls with selfie sticks.

    I myself am more of a thinkfluencer than an influencer.

    Links: