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London Bridge

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…
The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Not that there is ANY clue as to what "the answer" might be - it doesn't hurt pondering... (and use some HTML5 Canvas material made in Animate CC with some of my pictures to embed in a Wordpress environment along the way) - See below: …

The elimination of pain

what about suffering?
TftB - The Book

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…


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…
Het Strand

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…


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…?? On writing, art, life This blog…

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…

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…

Pushing Doors

  7/7 - 10 years on and the creation of a story   Haarlem, 7 July 2015 It is 10 years ago since that fatal Thursday morning of the 7th of July of 2005 in London when one of four Islamic suicide bombers blew himself up in the…
fairy park

Bullies in the Park

Not too long ago – in the light of eternity – when I was a kid, about 9 years old, I was walking on clouds. I wanted to reach the sky you see, and now and then I got pretty close. Every day I was walking to school through the Vondel Park…
Rothko (detail)

The Rothko Light

Art isn’t about what you see.