Tag: reflections

A mad Belgian 8 — Teenage Dogs

This week on “A mad Belgian”: did you know that dogs went through a teenage crisis? Here’s a little song about it… Enjoying “A mad Belgian”? Support it on Patreon: www.patreon.com/amadbedbelgian. Even the smallest contribution makes a difference!! #amadbelgian #dogs #music

A mad Belgian 2 — Nature Boy & Ramesses II

A second episode of A mad Belgian, in which you’ll find a duo version of “Nature Boy” with double bass player Alessio Campanozzi, and some information about the colossal head of Ramesses II that stands in the British Museum. Enjoy!

AAARRRGGGHHH (a cry for help)

This morning I woke up to read this wonderful news: Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris agreement. Of course he did. And although some argue this is “more symbol than substance”, it struck a chord of desperation in me. Desperation at the thought of all…

Remember it’s all luck (Tim Minchin’s Lesson n°3)

About a year ago, I stumbled upon Tim Minchin on the internet and was immediately caught. A great writer, singer, pianist & actor with a fantastic (if slightly odd) sense of humour… who could ask for anything more? Always measured in my enthusiasms, I thus immediately spent all of my…

The surprising wonderfulness of that first Patreon patron

Today I got my first ever “Patron” on Patreon. And I must say I didn’t expect this to have such a massive effect on me: as soon as I saw that someone had decided to support me and this blog & podcast project with a few bucks a…

In praise of “useless”challenges

A few years ago, I read a short essay by Bertrand Russell titled “Useless” knowledge. The paper argued that what is considered “useless” knowledge, knowledge that doesn’t have a direct technical use in one’s life, is unjustly disregarded by many. Russel argued that it is precisely these little…