stealing from the Dutch railway company
I could never be a salesman. When a customer would buy lots of fish at the market I worked at, I’d always feel like I ripped him off. And later, when I worked for an advertisement agency, I never tried to sneak some extra’s into a contract. It’d make me feel bad. My granddad was a great salesman. That’s because he never felt bad....
Don’t just tell us what you’re against. Show us what you’re about. Show us...– Eugene Cho (via jspark3000)
I just watched this TED talk by Harvey Fineberg. He talks about the mindblowing possibilities biology is offering us to manipulate our own cells and genes. Not only our own, but also those of our offspring. It freaked me out. We can become faster, fitter, healthier. We can improve our memory, eliminate diseases. No more diabetes, cancer or alzheimer. We can live longer. Upgrade our quality of...
Posts have not been on my blog for a very long time. Yeah, that happens. But I feel like ventilating thoughts and sharing other people’s genius again. Somewhere safe. I have been working as a freelance journalist for 18 months now, and have had the honour to work for amazing newspapers, magazines and publishers. It’s been very satisfying and it nicely paid the rent. But these days I...
HollandDoc. >> Anton Corbijn: Inside Out →
Beautifully made documentary. Intimate portrait of Anton Corbijn. (most of it is in English.)
THE COST OF KNOWING ALL WE KNOW
We want to know. Everything we do is about knowing more. Knowing what the things we’ve seen on pictures really look like, how it feels to get soaked in the rain, if making the best joke at the party makes us feel amazing, what’ll be left of us when nobody laughs. We eat and know what it’s like to be satisfied. We stop eating to discover that we can’t stop thinking about food when we can’t have...
on reading a bible
It is not just words on a page that are read. It is truth that lives as part of an entire worldview. It remains open all day long. It should never be restricted to the leather covers and gold etched pages, but should become a part of us. In his letter, Paul encouraged the Colossians to “let the word of God dwell in you richly”. He never told them to read it every day; he told them to...
However gaylord defining this thing called creativity might be, I do try. It’s not like nobody cares, most of us want to have it. Creativity, I mean. On creativity: Creativity is being unstructured, chaotic and easily triggered in such amounts that you see the weirdest connexions between the most random and yet essential things. And then you say or paint or capture them out loud, on the...
France and Great Britain - the fading ex-colonial powers were both badly caught...– Immanuel Wallerstein, professor in sociology, Yale (source: al-Jazeera, contradictions of the Arab Spring)
It is clear that two legitimacies are confronting each other today in Libya:...– Soumaya Ghannoushi, European perceptions of Islam, Al-Jazeera
For a long time I’ve worked hard to not seek significance in the gods of my culture. I diminished the importance of social approval, beauty, wealth and even intelligence and eloquence. Until one day I realised that I had turned my life into an empty, hollow existence that lacked any form of meaning. And had not ended the act of worship. I was still striving, still pursuing an ideal greatly...
One question I have asked for a long time; where does God live? As my list of God-places grew longer, longer, longer; I had to conclude that I have not come to know of any place where God does not. God is everywhere. And that is what - I believe - defines grace.
I just watched this TED talk by Harvey Fineberg. He talks about the mindblowing possibilities biology is offering us to manipulate our own cells and genes. Not only our own, but also those of our offspring. We can become faster, fitter, healthier. We can improve our memory, eliminate diseases. No more diabetes, cancer or alzheimer. We can live longer. Upgrade our quality of life. It freaked me...
city bee-keepers!!!!! go make that balcony of yours of any use besides trashing it with beerbottles & cigarettes. yes. join the movement. find secret places, use useless corners, annoy your too-loud-neighbours. we need bees anyway! and we’re running out of them.
mock me, mock me little ladybird stop me, stop me ladybird stop watching me in mockery i know i’m making me making me look like a fool make me look like you red and black would do me good i am only trying, little ladybird trying to make this part of me depart from me leave the lying zone in grey i believe in life i live convinced that hurting me, flirting with lowness, magnitude, giant...
noahkalina: Bon Iver - Holocene heart cramp.
two men in jail looked through bars. one saw mud,...
i want to live in the fields during springtime,...
Under present conditions, people are preoccupied with consumer goods not because...– Ellen Willis
The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to...– ~Paul Heyne (via josephsheild)
You’re a very wholesome man. That is your virtue and your defect. You have...– Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
the middle-east is going mental and i'm listening...
It gets more complicated [if] the Qadhafis are gone, both Westerners and Arabs...– Issandr el-Amrani
I OFTEN CARRY around a box. A box that contains nothing, though for years I...– relevant mag.
women inc. festival
never go. it sucks. unless you’re male and you really need to marry.
I’ve got a dead girl in my bed She looks at me with dizzy eyes She stares when she talks I took a job this morning to figure out if she stares at me or maybe talks to herself till her brain stops I say, dead girl take a nice, deep breath and don’t turn into an old lady that ended up less lively than she started because she forgot to breath in new life that comes by the day Dead girl is...
Do not dismiss a book until you have written one, and do not dismiss a movie...– Dave Eggers
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss...– Eleanor Roosevelt (via swisscheeseandbullets)
It is easy when you are beaten, he thought. I never knew how easy it was, And...– Hemingway, the old man and the sea
if intelligence is what i strive for let no one notice things i write if beauty makes me walk taller cover my face if i count the people i have conquered before i fall asleep deprive me from sleep till i cannot count any further instead make me small tiny teach me how to shrink those who are the last, the least will be the first, the foremost but make me forget that promise for being too aware...
There is much emphasis on notoriety and fame in our society. Our newspapers and...– Henry Nouwen