The Frog Race…and what I learned from it!

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There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who got together to arrange a competition to reach to the top of the highest tower in town. As the date for the competition was announced, the news spread everywhere and crowd in large numbers gathered around the tower to see this interesting competition and cheer on the contestants. The crowd did not really believe any of these little frogs were going to make it to the top of the tower. Yet they were curious… Continue reading

My Shawshank Redemption

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I don’t have to write it, I already did. I wrote this a few months ago and wouldn’t change a thing. Just in case my blog would become a viral sensation -most unlikely- this would be the post I would new readers to see first:

If you have ever watched “The Shawshank Redemption” then you watched Andy Dufresne’s escape from prison. That’s how I felt at the beginning, I felt like Tim Robins in the movie.  Continue reading

N.O.P.E. the daily nonsmoking pledge…


I follow another ex-smokers blog and his post today made me aware of the fact, that I never talked about the daily N.O.P.E. pledge here on my blog. One of the most important tools there is and I didn’t mention it at all. Bummer! Well, I am not going to write about it today either, instead I will lean back and send you all to his blog…because he explains it much better than I ever could. Continue reading

If it sounds too good to be true, it mostly is…

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I was skeptical about e-cigarettes and vaporizers right from the start. I smoked the old-fashioned, unhealthy cigarettes for 35 years, so just the idea of a modern looking, slim electronic device as a replacement for my “good old friend” seemed to be just bizarre. Who knows, maybe the fact that I am middle aged might have something to do with it as well. Although, I don’t think I am one of the older dogs that can’t learn a new trick –now and then. Continue reading

E-cigarettes…much higher cancer risk than thought


E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said yesterday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

The electronic devices — increasingly popular around the world, particularly among young people — function by heating flavored liquid, which often contains nicotine, into a vapor that is inhaled, much like traditional cigarettes but without the smoke. Continue reading

Once upon a time…or 9 months ago



Once upon a time, there was an unfortunate poor man. His home was also very poor – a small and empty house, where mice made their nests and spiders made their webs. People tried to avoid coming into his house – why should they stick their noses into those poor ruins? And the poor man thought that poverty was the reason of his misfortunes – his eternal destiny.

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