But last week I was involved in catching cows while not on horseback. Well, not exactly catching. It was late at night and I decided to go out for a stroll. I live on the edge of the city centre but there is a park nearby with grazing cows.
At the corner of the road is a canal, and a strip of grass. That’s where the cows were. For a moment I thought I had drunk too much, and I had, yet the cows were real.
Before I realised it, I had taken shelter behind a parking meter. It…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2013 at 11:33am
I’m rather quick to show compassion. For example, you walk past a school playground just when it’s break time. Obviously, there’s always a child that’s separate from the group. That’s when I take pity.
I can even pity an entire country; take Belgium, for example, with its higgledy-piggledy houses, the language confusion and the general European hatred of ‘Brussels’. I, too, would start brewing as many different kinds of beer as possible.
In recent weeks the woman outside…
Posted on November 25, 2013 at 1:02pm
The man with the earphone directed us to a tiny corridor and pointed out the lift. ‘It’s on the second floor,’ he said, as if revealing a secret. Two Russian ladies of indeterminate age joined us. The man with the earphone spoke into his mike: ‘Four more coming up.’
The exhibition venue consisted of two rooms, one a sort of living room but without any furniture, and a small side room. The spotlights were so strong that my companion, who is even shorter than me, only saw the pictures…
Posted on November 14, 2013 at 11:54am
I no longer feel at ease holding a telephone conversation. I’m afraid of being bugged. It hits me when I say words such as ‘Afghanistan’ or ‘Syria’. Then I think: Oh, this will trigger the NSA computer programs in Maryland.
This week Obama announced that he’s going to investigate what his security agencies are up to. This president really puts your mind at rest. What else is he not aware of? What his generals are planning? What about his Treasury Department?
Everyone is up…
Posted on November 1, 2013 at 1:18pm