Sep 062012

Those who’ve seen me lately know the reason for the extended period of radio silence on this blog: a tempest of a relationship leading to a shipwreck of a breakup. I only mentioned the relationship once here. How naïve that I wanted to clear space in my life for it. I’ve tried to write about this situation a number of times, only to leave the posts as drafts: this one incoherent; that one too angry; another too confused. With the benefit of hindsight, things became bad early, carried on worse, and ended terribly. From early on, fearful that I would find no one else, I managed genuinely to convince myself that it Read full post >>

Jan 242011

On Friday afternoon I was on a bit of a high.  I’d just finished the draft of a report I’ve been writing since October.  I went with a friend to see Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was never going to win any Oscars but which was entertaining nonetheless.  Then we wandered off in search of food and had a decent curry in a completely empty Indian restaurant.  This being Brussels, the lack of other customers just made the waiters slower, surlier and less attentive. At the end I went to pay but the restaurant’s card machine wasn’t working, so I walked off to the bank and Read full post >>