Categorie: Gastblog

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Rasters draait door! Lockdown & Boeken

  Een blogje voor Perfecte Buren – het lijkt eeuwen geleden, dat ik er een schreef. Het lijkt ook eeuwen geleden dat ik mijn eigen perfecte (lieve) buren echt zag. We blijven veel binnen en zij ook. Geen etentjes over en weer en geen verjaardagstaartjes. Wat er ook niet meer...

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Roger’s blog … The Importance of Reading

  Books. Reading. Study. Libraries. Bookstores. Literacy. The Written Word. Telling Stories. Fiction. Non-fiction. Journalism. What are you reading for? Not, ‘What are you reading?’ but ‘What are you reading for?’ That punchline comes from an old joke about a man in a diner. The waitress sees him with a...

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Roger’s blog … THE SUBURBS OF HELL

  The prompt for this particular article was conversation with a colleague in a restaurant in Lyon. She asked about my son, now eighteen years of age, who is in the process of interviews and selections for university. He has been accepted by four universities thus far, three of them...

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Roger’s blog … IN COLD BLOOD

  In mid-November, 1959, Truman Capote, renowned author of ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was struck by a newspaper article that appeared in the New York Times. Little more than a brief squib, it outlined the brutal shotgun-slaying of a farmer, his wife, and their two children....

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