Miles to go before I sleep

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

― Groucho Marx (Source: Goodreads)

My parents’ television had these long buttons to change the channel, where, if you pushed one in, the one that was already in popped out again. Six buttons in total. Which was plenty, for there were only five stations to choose from. Two Dutch channels and three German ones.

The Germans had way more—and better—programs I thought. And they were broadcasting when the Dutch channels weren’t. An added benefit from watching German tv that much, was that I learned to understand and speak German from an early age. I didn’t mess with English until I was in high school. From then on German became too cumbersome for me, with noun cases and genders and all that.

I still remember dumping that old tv in the trash container together with my father. It went out with a bang.

My tea pot, favorite tea brewing. Photo: Twan van Elk

What’s cooking?

Some of my favorite recent posts and poems:

One Star Shining

No distractions, just music. Damn, now I think about it, music television ruined everything and then YT killed it dead. So, today’s soundtrack to my day is sound-only. Hope you like.

2021-08-30 | Grapefruit Moon

Other stuff I was listening to: my profile.

And now back to my book. I want to finish it as soon as possible, because I want to start another.

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