I research a lot. For stories, for work, out of curiosity, out of sheer boredom. Believe me when I tell you that half the time you’ll find my nose either in a book or several websites while my brain is going haywire inside my skull.

However, lately the fun of research has shown that this coin has two sides… The topics I currently research for work have nothing in common with the exciting things I spent hours reading about the last couple of years. There are no tombs full of undiscovered treasure, hidden somewhere in the Amazon. There are no potential sight lines that, once discovered, might give a whole new purpose to Samnitic temples. And there are no psychological phenomenons involved that need explaining. The only thing I have seen in the last few days are documentaries on genocides, and that ain’t no picnic…

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