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Living Among the Dead

As we were driving through the countryside on the way to Gent from Ypres the other day, it occurred to me that these people – the ones who live in … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why do we go to the beach?

We went to the beach yesterday in Middelkerke, on the North Sea. It was one of those typical beach towns with rows of ugly concrete apartment buildings fronting a long, … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

How NOT to design a bathroom!

Look at the photo to the right. What’s wrong with this picture? We ate lunch yesterday at a café in Gent. Afterwards, I went inside to use the toilet, followed … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Flanders Field Museum

An effective museum doesn’t just display items drily in glass cases; an effective museum gives those items meaning to the people viewing them. It entertains, but it also makes visitors … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Chocolate, chocolate, everywhere!

The jewelry is priced in the thousands. The chocolate? It wasn’t marked.

February 2, 2013 · 4 Comments