Entries by David

Toen wij uit Engeland vertrokken

In mei 2011 kwam de Nederlandse journalist en schrijver Joris Luyendijk in Engeland wonen. Afgelopen zomer is hij teruggekeerd naar Nederland en schreef over zijn tijd in Groot-Brittannië een afscheidsbrief in Vrij Nederland. Hij blikt terug op zijn bijna 6 jaar aldaar en kijkt daarbij onder andere naar de verschillen en overeenkomsten tussen Engeland en […]

TftB – The Book (draft)

The road to perfection… is paved with badly written stories and rotten proof prints. However a dice has been cast. Recently I received my 178-pages little (draft) book full of short stories, diary entries & other musings, complete with illustrations and photos.

Naakt

Ik loop de ziekenhuiskamer binnen en daar zit hij, rechtop in bed, met z’n kale hoofd laaghangend tussen z’n handen. Z’n gezicht kan ik niet goed zien, wel z’n botten tussen z’n lange dunne vingers door. Hij lijkt mij niet te zien. Buiten op de gang zitten mijn moeder en stiefmoeder de wacht te houden. […]

Net als ik

Het zand nestte zich tussen mijn tenen. Ik was nog nooit naar het strand met m’n moeder geweest. Normaal gesproken als ik haar bezocht gingen we naar het park of fietsten we wat door de stad, met mij voorop haar fiets, met mijn ogen als navigator. Deze keer daarentegen nam ze me mee voor een […]

Reflections

Just made a cup of coffee without caffeine, with frothed organic soy ‘milk’ (so without actual milk) and added some stevia (no sugar, zero calories) to top. So what the hell am I actually drinking…??

Green Blood

Aliens and space ships, love and humour, tragedy and the after world…. Great song, on loop all week >>

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Love, Prince

It was already over with my girlfriend when I went to see Prince live in concert in 1992 in Rotterdam. Not that she knew it already, I hadn’t told her yet. This coincided with the looming termination of my physics study at uni and leaving the student house I was living in.

The Path

  An exercise in expression Cue ⇒ Introduction mode What are the modes one can resort to when faced with the challenges of life? Here is a possible scenario: Cue ⇒ Artistic / Literary mode “Art is whether or not there is a scream in him wanting to get out in a special way.” ― […]

The Chaos

A poem demonstrating the irregularity of English spelling and pronunciation. Written by Dutch writer, traveller, and teacher Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870–1946), it includes about 800 examples of irregular spelling.   Gerard Nolst Trenité – The Chaos (1922) Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation,    I will teach you in my verse    Sounds like corpse, corps, […]

The Age of Anxiety

There is no word in the Dutch language for ‘anxiety’. There are words that come close, like ‘worried’, ‘concerned’, ‘fearful’ or ‘scared’, but none of them come close to the dreadful experience of actual, real anxiety. Does that mean that Dutch people know no anxiety? Or is there maybe something in the English language itself […]

Separated Identical Twins (Reunited)

What if you would meet your identical twin – as an adult? What would that say about yourself if you would find someone just like you? Will your identity just be relative and not that special or would the excitement be just too big to have a person that not only looks like you but […]

Helado Negro

The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropicalheat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. (from)

David Bowie, Hero

Just as his latest and enigmatic brilliant video ‘Lazarus’ came out on his 69th birthday it turned out to be quite something else.