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Month: March 2019

What I Learned from Being “Poor”

I was born in and grew up in a reasonable well off family. Not a rich family but not a poor family. We always had a mortgage, at least until the latter stages of my parents’ professional careers.

Yet, true Belgians we are, we also had some real estate. Some.

I wasn’t the rich kid in school nevertheless I was able to attend a slightly more expensive, top school in the country. Not a private school but one of the elite schools nevertheless.

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Carved in Stone: Lives to Tell

I don’t often write posts with as title a track by Madonna, yet I did last week.

It’s on the Internet, it’s on the blockchain. Maybe it even found its way to Wayback Machine already too. It’s a fact now, a reality. Part of a life, my life.

Some day it may be found by Reddit sleuths and held against me. Probably in an unflattering light because negative out of context taken highlights sell narratives better than the actual context they were used in. That’s life, that’s humankind.

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Live to Tell

Life has its weird ways of reminding us that only few are immortal. Most of us aren’t.

I love music.

I love rock. I love techno. I love lo-fi. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and while I wouldn’t ever admit it publicly, definitely not on the blockchain, I can at times even be heard listening to Adele at the Royal Albert Hall or Sting Live in Berlin. Just as well as to the Flying Pickets, a great British a capella band.

Most of all, I’ve lived what most would call an exciting life. Partying being a pillar for more years than many could ever imagine in their own life.

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