Day One

When I got my first iPhone, back in 2012 ... one of the first things I did was to download the app DayOne. I've mentioned it many times before here in the blog. Then I wrote in it every day, faithfully. Sometimes long entries, full of thoughts and reflections, more often quick notes about trivial …

… and life goes on

It's been awfully quiet on this front -- not one post in well over a month. Christmas and New Year's are over ... stored away. Hardly any pictures have been taken. I guess it's just this time of year I don't feel very inspiring. Besides I've been engrossed in my little world of fountain pens …

news update

Last night, I went into Yahoo Mail to see whether my oldest email account was still alive. It was. I never use it -- I keep it for «sentimental reasons». It's from 1998. Right now, I got one of those 'breaking news' notices on my phone from BBC. I tend to take them more seriously …

Hallelujah

Since Leonard Cohen's passing the other day I've heard more covers of Hallelujah than I've ever heard before. Nevertheless ... here's one more. Knowing German, it's interesting to realise how many Yiddish words one understands. We are many, whose hearts and souls have been grabbed by his, often melancholy, lyrics and poems. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/XH1fERC_504

re-take

Six years ago, I went to Fredericton -- our province's capital -- visited the legislature building, amongst several other places. At that time, I had just purchased my life's first DSLR camera, a Nikon D60. I came back with one photo I really liked; a spiral staircase. I've often seen about that picture go by in …