Packing up and moving on

26 12 2009

As of today, I will no longer be updating this blog. I enjoyed doing so for the past two years, but it’s time to move on. I look forward to blogging elsewhere in the near future and will continue to tweet and post ‘excursions’ on Laidback.

So long.

As a former skateboarder, empty pools never fail to capture my imagination. Pictured here is the main pool of the now abandoned Marshall Street Baths in Soho, London. Picture by Cigi Cifali.





Sam’s spitting image

25 12 2009

Used to have a dog just like this. Sam was his name, scaring the shit out of cows his game. He was a kind but nervous lil’ bugger. And not the sharpest tool in the shed. Couldn’t stand being home alone nor sharing the spotlight with the kids.





Putting that bird to rest

21 12 2009

That’s it, I’m calling it a dissertation. No more bending over backwards, no more worrying about arguments, no more fewer moodswings, no more late night revision rounds, no more excuses. Time to look up some old friends. Have a beer. Check out some new music. Relax. Sleep. Night everyone.





Belgium, a symbol of unity-in-diversity

15 12 2009

In a 2,500 word opinion piece in The Weekly Standard, Christopher Caldwell opens with:

Ever since it was carved by treaty out of the Dutch, French, and German borderlands after the Napoleonic wars, Belgium has been an odd kind of country–short on space, sunlight, and national identity.

This is an interesting read and firmly grounds the media representation of Belgium in political turmoil, linguistic conflict, cultural stereotypes and economic (in)stability. I’m adding Mr. Caldwell to my list of people to interview about my new research project.





Writing is thoughts unraveling

13 12 2009

Rules – by LaserBread

MSCE 1/03/09: blank sheet of paper + old note pad + thread + tape + exacto knife + camera

Uploaded by Laser Bread on 3 Jan 09, 9.10AM PST.





When Stevie Wonder tweets

13 12 2009





Brussels is a boogie wonderland

12 12 2009

I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland

Wholly recommended: Strictly Niceness @ La Bodega. Your monthly shindig.








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