Here at the main page I will post my regular updates and longer posts about things that keep me busy. In the meantime I am adding photos and what I consider to be historical worthwhile facts in the 'Photos' section which will see changes on an ongoing basis. I just added a piece on Rotterdam, with a photo I took back in early 2012 so it will not show up on top as entries in the photo section are ordered by date. I will just make a point of alerting the readers to new stuff and if it all gets too bulky maybe set up a separate page with posts that are focused around history.
Anyway, enjoy the site. If it does not work from a reader's perspective in terms of navigation or readability, let me know.
As I was away during most of October in Africa and Europe, I had totally missed the sad news that one of my blog friends from years ago had a passed away. It was sad to learn that Norm Geras is no longer with us. He was one of the pioneering blogging giants who not only gained a lot of notoriety during the Iraq War - years that coincided with blogging going mainstream - but also because of his effort to profile as many of the bloggers of the first few hours as possible. He profiled me here in early 2006. Thanks Norm and we will never forget you.
A new website, some 6 years after my first one went on hiatus. It was hard to say goodbye to the day-to-day blogging and the audience it had gathered at the time, but other things beckoned.
The urge to write however never really disappeared and the time has come now to re-engage with an online publication tool and take on the many things that are on my mind which I feel require some sort of sharing. No core theme like last time when ‘politics and markets’ was the banner, no, it will be everything and more. No doubt some recurring themes will emerge. Also, a photoblog where I will post some of my favorite and more significant images.
That’s it. Hope you will enjoy the new ride with me.
This is my weblog and as opposed to the earlier one I ran years ago, this is not one about just politics and markets.