Monday, February 28, 2011


Degene die het beste kan omgaan met tegenspoed, heeft de meeste kans op voorspoed.

-Frank Koerselman, 2011-

Uit een interview in de Volkskrant van zaterdag. Hij zei ook nog: "Al dat twitteren en bloggen: alsof het er íets toe doet wat jij vindt. Who cares?" I couldn't agree more. Klik op more voor het hele interview.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

procrastination, kent u die uitdrukking? (5)

Habits of Highly Effective Procrastinators
"It took me years to develop these habits and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let some book take them away from me!"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

on circumstances

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

-George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession (act II), 1893-

(met andere woorden: niet lullen maar poetsen)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

on the origins of things

Everyone knows that the moon started out
as a renegade fragment of the sun, a solar
flare that fled that hellish furnace
and congealed into a flat frozen pond suspended
between the planets. But did you know
that anger began as music, played
too often and too loudly by drunken performers
at weddings and garden parties? Or that turtles
evolved from knuckles, ice from tears, and darkness
from misunderstanding? As for the dominant
thesis regarding the origin of love, I
abstain from comment, nor will I allow
myself to address the idea that dance
began as a kiss, that happiness was
an accidental import from Spain, that the ancient
game of jump-the-fire gave rise
to politics. But I will confess
that I began as an astronomer—a liking
for bright flashes, vast distances, unreachable things,
a hand stretched always toward the furthest limit—
and that my longing for you has not taken me
very far from that original desire
to inscribe a comet's orbit around the walls
of our city, to gently stroke the surface of the stars.

-Troy Jollimor, 2011-

my boldfacing, picture from astronomy picture of the day

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011


vandaag is een palindroom, best een hele mooie: het midden is de som is van de uitersten. dat doet me dan weer aan de gulden middenweg denken.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


dag noorwegen, tot volgend jaar!
(picture with phone HTC3G)

Friday, February 4, 2011

last log...

... on our Norwegian fire and now on the blog
(picture with phone HTC3G)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

our view this week

met een vers laagje poedersneeuw (picture with phone HTC3G)