Becoming my grandmother

I’m not sure when it happened exactly but I’ve become my grandmother. I’m not sure if it was the moment that I was annoyed the tram was too full for me to sit down and knit. Look, I’ve got two nieces or nephews showing up this year. They will need blankets. Or perhaps it was … [Read more…]

Bad Book Streak

I am having a bad streak. A bad streak of the worst kind. A bad book streak. I’ve been trying to clear off my bookshelf and so I’ve been reading through a bunch of books people have given me over the past year. I read nearly always on my Kindle, so it’s rare for me … [Read more…]

Finding Your Tribe

I went to a funeral yesterday. A regular at the bar I go to passed away. He was an older guy, nearly 70, and, like me, living in a country not his own. The funeral was organized by some other regulars. From a distance, an old man dying alone whose funeral was attended only by … [Read more…]

[ACCESS] Silly and Serious: TV Habits of the Dutch

Dutch television today reflects the legacy of its relatively short history. Strong government support for broadcasting created an audience for serious programmes, but the famous Dutch tolerance has also led to a roaster of weird reality TV. Read the rest of the article here.