• Fight Nicotine

    Bulletin from the Mother of Wars

    Exactly 4 weeks ago, the war to Nicotine started. I had no idea what it was going to be like. I did know that I had a big addiction, started early in life before I could have adult memories without nicotine involved. I also knew that my family history was not going to help much: my father, a huge 3-pack-a-day smoker, was in great shape until he had a heart attack at 78. He finally quit at that point, and lived to 82 in not so bad conditions. My brother and I both were similar type of smokers for many…

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    Robinia pseudoacacia

    When I can, I like to take a little walk during my break time at work. Today, gorgeous spring day, during my hike I recognized a scent that belongs to springtime of my youth. I finally found a Robinia pseudoacacia…

  • Industry


    We grew up thinking that society was evolving, it was headed for the better, the future was promising. I used to see improvement in so many areas, that I got used to thinking that every industry, too, is evolving into…

  • Fight Nicotine

    The amazing trip of denicotinization

    I realized today that the last time I had a solid 8 days with no nicotine intake was in 1980. I quit smoking 8 days ago. I am enjoying this journey as a unique experience, and full of uncertainty. Last…

  • Fight Nicotine

    Day 5

    Operation Nicotine is continuing. Some tougher pangs today, but overall manageable.