Absurd effort to control life

Neděle, 8 prosince, 2019

Harder you will try to manage your life… harder you will suffer. But when you let it be… you will notice that everything goes by and it will make you feel amazed.

Walking trip from Vasiliki to Cape Lefkadas

Neděle, 25 srpna, 2019

At first I want to appologize because I almost forgot that I have this blog and now I survived a great adventure and I want to notch it somewhere. So how it started..

At first I was planning some vacation and because of I love sea and nature it didn’t took me a long time to decide for Lefkada. Always during planning such vacation I start also to search for some places which would be attractive for me to visit (And who doesn’t?).

I found that on the south of Lefkada island is beautiful nature with a few most beautiful beaches on the world. What is more: there is cape with lighthouse and because of lighthouses I was always fascinated by I decided to spend one day for walk trip there.

So here you have my journey displayed by uncle czech maps.cz (because there I found shortcut how to get there againts the google maps):walk_trip_Vasiliki_Cape_Lefkadas
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From Start to „Cíl“ (czech End) it had
to take me 4h 49m and it had to be
14km long journey.

People kept repeating me that there was someone injured by falling rocks and that it is very dangerous to use this „shortcut“ but other way would take me about 9km more and I wanted to take shortest path. So one day I made up my mind and I went..

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And weather there 25. 7. 2019 was really merciless (about 40 Celsius degrees):
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Soon I was thinking about
I will die there but I was ready for everything…
2x 2liters of cold water
for refreshment and some small snack (salami
and two pieces of bread).

I went for about 2 hours and I got such view (zoom it to see that white point – lighthouse):
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Maybe you would say that I am mad, but I love to spend my vacation this way. To touch my limits..

At the start of my journey there joined me two Italians from Rimini which I made conversation with and they told me that they go also on Cape Lefkadas 😀
Even when during my „photo-stops“ they disappeared to me it was nice to have somebody to walk with there for a while (later I got information that they went
a different way than me). So then I walked alone..

And I was getting closer to the lighthouse 😛 …and then VICTORY!
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It was awesome there and belive or not.. I met there a few people from my native country but of course they was there by rented car.

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I ate salami there leaning back on a lighthouse, made a couple photos and I put my photo from my wallet (as a proof that I was there) into small chapel (or how to call it) under the lighthouse close to the parking place and I went back.img_20190725_130908pano_20190725_122817
Maybe I looked like I was dying and true was that I only had a quarter of a bottle with water and I was kind starting to struggle. There were three cars which stopped and offered me some help 🙂 So it made me start to belive in moral people again. First people offered me to take me into Vasiliki, but I declined because I wanted to pass this adventure by myself. People from second car wass offering me bottle of cold water – I declined because of it would make me to admit defeat. I walked a bit more, tried to pass some path which looked alike a shortcut but I had to return on the road soon because it really wasn’t and I hurted my legs with spiny shrubs. I passed many spider nets and walked around many goats and their poops (there are many goats on this way).

When I returned on the road with a little bloody legs last car I haven’t declined, because they offered me to take me at the crossroad to Vasiliki and it was a little help which I really needed. During conversation I asked if they are not from Czech republic because of their accent and immediately we started to speak in my native language because they were from city close to my hometown 😀 (The world is small).

Problem happened in a while when they left me from the car.. It wasn’t on the crossroad to Vasiliki but it was just above the beach Porto Katsiki. So at least I bought a two bottles in restaurant there and went back on the crossroad to Vasiliki and then back to Hotel..
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THE END of Cape Lefkadas adventure 🙂

Etta Baker 🎸

Čtvrtek, 15 prosince, 2016

etta-baker-galleryThis name belongs to blues guitarist which I like very much. She was born to family of Boone Reid and Etta Lucille Reid. Her father and grandfather taught her how to play on guitar already at the age of three. She played and composed songs mainly from her own inspiration and dreams. I feel that this is what culture around world really needs. Her first record was made in the summer of 1956. Her life wasn’t such easy, her child died in Vietnam war and her husband died in the same year, but blues was always giving her a consolation.

Here you have a tasting.. One dime blues – Etta Baker

Giving away

Čtvrtek, 1 prosince, 2016

Do you really know the feeling that you want give this life everything you can and more than the others? I had this feeling first time when I was much younger than now, but I wasn’t sure what I really feel.

I can only show you.. the result is on you all.

But it was pure – absolutely pure essence of giving. I know that this feeling (emotion).. who knows.. But it helped me to write my first poem and to compose my first song. Feelings like this can change the world and make it best place for life but it depends on everyone from us. We should act on our surroudings not through our senses but through these fascinating feelings which are in our hearts so deep (you know what I mean). In this age you can see around that words are loosing meanings, because of irony, profanities and so many others. That is not good!

Great ROCKer in child body?

Pátek, 22 července, 2016

His name is Taz Niederauer and at the age of ten he was performing in Ellen DeGeneres Show and also he made interview for Guitar Player Magazine in 2016. Now he is playing in musical School of Rock and although it is unbeliveable he made performance also with Buddy Guy or Scorpions band! For me he is legend even now. I want in this article introduce you to his fabulous distinctive playing style which is close to Jimi Hendrix. Here is his website: http://www.brandonniederauer.com/

@NiederauerMusic #TAZ #BrandonNiederauer

 

Sparkling 19th of June 2016

Neděle, 19 června, 2016
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Porta of fantasy

Hello my dear loving one. Today was changeable weather and I was in Svitavy town where I visited my parents. In the morning after breakfast I felt like I want to play on my electric guitar so immediately I pulled it out from package, connected to combo and started to play. Like ussualy I started with song All Along The Watch Tower with Jimi Hendrix original from youtube/speakers and then I played it by myself in my own style.

I can subscribe it like a kiss from inspiration because into my head come words which in their natural succession formed into rhymes.

I combined some tabs and then I decided to press, hold and make shotly zigzag with my little finger. Sound which my loving Gibson gave me was fantastic so I practiced it a bit and I found that All Along The Watch Tower sounds very differently with this zig-zag and it sounds very interesting 🙂 I was happy so I played a bit continued with Sultans of Swing (from Dire Straits) and then songs from Beatles a bit (Because and Circles). After I looked at the time and because it was already time for having lunch I packed my guitar and switched off combo. It vas very interesting what came to my head in the next moment and I think I can subscribe it like a kiss from inspiration because into my head come words which in their natural succession formed into rhymes. I love this moments, because I really love to write and compose everything what give a sense. In the afternoon after lunch made by my loving mom I went to visit my grandparents, where my grandma offered me a cake and water with elderberry juice. We were talking a bit I fondled their black-brown cat called Cherry and I went to catch the train to Brno town. Journey was fine and felt shorter than ussualy then I walked home and kissed my loving wife. I think so days like this are real spice of life.

Why I make photos of statues

Středa, 6 dubna, 2016

Weird?! No, really. I started to make photographs of statues few years ago here in Brno town.

Everything started in park „Lužánky“ in centre. There is beautiful fountain with statues of small angels. I must say that I thought it will be nice photo. I made it with colors but much more I like greyscale photo.

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Next one I made near to the center behind philharmonic. It is very realistic statue of woman with ancient features.

Soon afterthis shot I decided that I will make more photos. In this time I started to look around and I found many beautiful objects which fill my desire. Also I think so it is not necessary to make these photos only in Brno town. You can see in my collection photos from different destinations like Svitavy, Polička, Litomyšl etc. Here are a few of them.

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Sixto Rodriguez in Prague

Pondělí, 14 března, 2016

Time has come and Sixto is comming to visit Prague at 11th of July 2016. He is like Phoenix which rose from the ashes of south Africa. I am looking forward his concert but it is much money for me 3300Kč + train. At the same it will be great concert. I want to recommend you to visit this concert. For me is Sixto shared soul, because I am composing too and I know life is full of themes which people can transform into beautiful songs. I want to remind in this post also name of my most favorite singer who died 15 September 2013 and his name was Jackie Lomax (he was first on label Apple Records). He was not famous brilliant singer, composer and guitar player. Thank you for your favor.

Also I would like to remind you today’s birth anniversary of Albert Einstein.

Your Tom
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Only month after Twitter launch

Pátek, 11 prosince, 2015

twitter-iconI will not lie to you. After the month Twitter had started, I was a computer geek (till today) who was gasping for useful and senseful innovations on the Internet. At the same time online video streaming was beginning. It was beginning of closer contact through which passed the Internet into a new phase of its existence. It’s such a simple carousel which is still turning and everyone dumps inertia somewhere else. My goal was (and still is) to raise awareness and to synchronize with the world and reality, as far as it goes. I will not lie, I was a teenager and I wanted to meet a girl I would get along with and that motivated me too.

On justin.tv which is http://www.twitch.tv now I received (don’t remember from whom) a reference to Twitter, so I registered. After x years I found out on https://twitter.com/followcz/status/366257889339379713 that I was the first one from our country. I wasn’t much surprised. I am online all the time, not for the amount of the information that accumulate here, but mainly for topicality and possibilities which are expanding in time. I tell you, this does not end that way, but it’s expanding and it is difficult to determine its direction, because it already engulfed us and I can say that we have become largely it’s part. It’s not about what someone uploads on the Internet, but who is this person.

Do Think.

Pouhý měsíc po spuštění Twitteru

Nebudu vám lhát, tou dobou jsem byl stejně jako dodnes nadšencem, který lapal na internetu po novinkách, co by mi dávaly smysl. V té době začínaly video streamy na webu a byl to začátek těsnějšího kontaktu, díky kterému přecházel internet do nové fáze své existence. Je to takový jednoduchý kolotoč, který se stále točí a každého odmrští setrvačností někam jinam. Mým cílem bylo a je dozvídat se více a synchronizovat se se světem a realitou, jak nejvíce to jde. Nebudu vám lhát, byl jsem dospívající a chtěl jsem se seznámit s dívkou, se kterou bych si rozuměl a to mě také motivovalo.

Na justin.tv, která je dnes http://www.twitch.tv, jsem dostal, už ani nevím od koho, odkaz na Twitter, tak jsem se registroval. Hle, po x letech jsem na https://twitter.com/followcz/status/366257889339379713 zjistil, že jsem byl tehdy první v ČR. Moc mě to nepřekvapuje. Sedím u internetu pořád, ne pro množství informací, které se zde hromadí, ale hlavně aktuálnosti
a možnosti, které se v závislosti na čase rozšiřují. Řeknu vám to takhle: ta cesta nekončí, jen se rozšiřuje, a proto je těžké určit její směr, neboť nás už obklopila a dá se říci, že nás již z větší části tvoří. Už to není o tom, co kdo na internet dá, ale o tom, co v dotyčném člověku je.

Popřemýšlejte.

Mimo zorné pole / Out of sight

Úterý, 22 září, 2015
Screenshot z adventury Přítmí

Přítmí

Hezké odpoledne, V tomto svém článku bych rád upozornil své čtenáře na pár chytrých (zajímavých) „herních konceptů zaměřených na rozvoj osobnosti“, se kterými jsem přišel během svého „moudření“ do kontaktu a které mi jak to já cítím hodně daly, ale hlavně jak si všímám už jsou „za zenitem“ popularity.

  • Vyber si vlastní dobrodružství – Tak s tímto označením přišla do styku jistě menšina z vás, kteří čtete tyto řádky, ale stojí to za to dozvědět se víc. Zakladatelem tohoto žánru je Edward Packard (Edward Packard ) a jedná se o typ knih, příběhů (i online), které dávají čtenáři možnost rozhodnout se a ovlivnit tak „svou cestu příběhem“. Možná se zdá toto mé vysvětlení nejasné, proto zde uvedu pro příklad odkaz, na kterém najdete web, který se tímto typem her/knih zaobírá a dokonce nabízí možnost hrát je online a co je ještě famóznější, umožňuje potencionálním autorům vytvořit si vlastní příběh ( chooseyourstory.com ) .
  • Dalším žánrem, který dnes zůstává v oblibě asi jen v malých kruzích nadšenců jsou tzv. gamebooky. I v tomto případě se jedná formou o knihy, ovšem při jejich čtení se už neobejdete bez speciální hrací kostky, papíru a tužky. Jde totiž výhradně o knihy, kde nejen činíte rozhodnutí, ale také se vrháte po hlavě do bojů s nejrůznějšími protivníky, příšerami a jak již správně tušíte jsou to příběhy sci-fi a fantasy žánru, kde kostka nerozhoduje jen o vaší cestě, ale i o vašem štěstí, úrovni obrany a útoku, nebo dokonce o stamině. Také zde přikládám pro možné zájemce odkaz gamebook .
  • Poslední odvětví které bych vám chtěl připomenout se netýká knižní produkce, ale je to typ počítačových her, který jaksi vybledl od dob svého vzniku. Jedná se o tzv. adventury. To jsou hry u kterých, pokud jste nikdy nehráli např. Polda (1,2,3), nebo Přítmí, jde o to, že je dán statický příběh a vy vystupujete jako hlavní hrdina celého toho kolotoče. Jde vlastně o to, abyste co nejrychleji pochopili záměry autora a tak vždy zvolili správnou možnost, díky níž se děj rozvinul dál (např. jste se mohli na mapě dostat tam, kam to doposud nešlo). Podle mě je her z tohoto žánru, na to o jak zajímavý typ her jde, dost málo. Rád bych vám tímto jako fanda doporučil právě hru Přítmí, která vás vtáhne do zajímavého děje a zabaví. ( http://www.abcgames.cz/?p=hry_zobraz&id=3171 ).

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