Born 1966 in Denmark, orphaned at age 7, grew up on a boarding school.
Life-long interests include classical music, jazz, arts, skiing, mountain-hiking, chess, literature and spirituality. On the latter, I have spend a lifetime studying New Age stuff, the great religions, the indians (and othter nature-folks), psychology, philosophy and science.
M.Sc. in Chemistry 199, Ph.D. in 1994 (at age 27). Short carreer as a scientist researcher, then jumped to IT (MCSD 2001, TickIT Auditor 2006, Scrum Master 2011, MCPD in 2012, Azure Solution Architect in 2021).
Please read my LinkedIn profile for my CV.
Goal for 2024 is to complete my first Ultra Marathon, namely the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa. Otherwise, more new countries are planned as well, let’s see what happens.
Runningwise I consider myself to be an enthusiastic amateur with great will-power to look into things and to endure. See my list of races and race reports here.
Spiritual and psychological outlook
As a person, I try to be nice and accommodating towards all fellow humans, and my perspective is to think and act according to the UN Human Rights (do read !).
I have had the fortune to travel a lot in my life, and I know by experience that love and happiness exists everywhere, despite harsh conditions, poverty and the like. Unhappiness exists primarily in our minds, in the Western World most often due to low self esteem, vanity and the ‘comparison game’. I fight this every day too, like most of us… I’m quite aware of it. Are you ? Well, most people are not… they project their own insecurity and shortcomings onto others and this destroyes so much in the World, in relationships and in love. I can confirm the truth in the sentense “Happiness and Vanity are incompatible“.
For me, activity, play, love and Nature are the great things to enjoy each day, be it with your loved ones, your collegues, your friends or alone. Be very careful to select positive, loveable and developing thoughts every day, and be careful to choose the right words and tone when you speak. I believe our thoughts and words possess immense power !
May the Force and your God be with you !
Best regards… Dr. Tor Rønnow, Denmark