Monthly Archives: January 2015

Digitizing vinyl

Finally -at home with a sick child- I find the time to digitize some old records, turning vinyl into bits. A few months ago I bought a Stanton USB turntable for the job, but hadn’t used the cable, until now… WOW! … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Arizona

Cactus Country… is it me or is it suddenly everywhere? I am (we are, carcrazy son of 9 included) very excited with the prospect of traveling to the USA this summer. Arizona! to be exact. This is the first of undoubtedly many posts … Continue reading

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First impression of welcome

As you may know, we rent out a guest room through Airbnb. This week a guest made a wishlist for Amsterdam, and our room was on there. They booked, so maybe us on the bottom of the list doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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The Theory of Everything

The other night I saw The Theory of Everything, the film about the life of star-scientist Stephen Hawking, well-known for his findings on black holes and the nature of time. But to most people I would say, he is the famous-but-peculiar-looking professor leading a … Continue reading

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Blog sold out three times

The WordPress.com stats prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. {And they have a way with words ;-)} Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,200 times … Continue reading

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Mega minature

  My son (9) grew the mushrooms. Supposedly edible stropharia. The first one became a big one, the rest, did not. A joy and a frustration. Before clearing the styrofoam box from the centre of our living room, I decided to capture the … Continue reading

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BARADISE

IF in the neighborhood and IF wanting to go out in the storm, you could visit the PARKLIGHT project in the Frankendael park in Amsterdam Oost-Watergraafsmeer. Sixteen light artists have contributed to an exciting walk through the park, and this neon sign is … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye open

The other day I read an article in the newspaper Next about ‘The inflation of the word inspiration’, written by Lonneke van Genugten: (in my words): From the divine world of the arts inspiration has moved on to the common … Continue reading

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