Halloween in Haarlem

St. Bavo Church, or Grote Kerk, in the Grote Markt, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

As Halloween approaches, take a brief tour of the darker corners of Haarlem’s history…

Three Scenes from the “Quiet Car”

This is a quiet car on a Dutch train

“I don’t know what ‘Stilte’ means, Jim, but I think I better go.”

Delicious Imperfections

a loaf of freshly baked bread in my kitchen

Your bread will never be perfect. But you’ll learn to accept the fact that even imperfect bread tastes pretty damn good.

“We Should Not Be in the Business of Mere Deterrence”

“Simulated mouse yelling on mouse,” I read. This did not inspire confidence.

These Are Days

The great flattening of the world means you simply don’t feel as much. The medicated middle is very wide, and very deep.

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