Polestar 2: The verdict

Geez, I had no idea you were so interested in my vision on a car 😊. I’m flattered. As my dear departed grandfather used to say: cool down before you judge. So, I did. I took long walks over the weekend, calmed down in the stiff breeze at Zeebrugge beach (don’t ask…). Here it is: …

Chronicle of a Death Foretold: This Petrolhead

Cars. I passionately love them since I was a little boy. Their seductive lines, the raw power, the hissing of the rubber as it kisses the highway, the happy roaring of a V8 as it thunders to the horizon. The smell of leather, fuel, and oil. The kick in the stomach as horses get unleashed, …

100.000 miles

It probably is a clear manifestation of midlife crisis. Or the desperate cry of an ego trying to break out. Or an honest try to order a gazillion of my thoughts in a mostly structured way. It’s certain that I miss playing with words, sentences and magic dust. So, I’m writing a book. A collection …

Trump’s inconvenient truth: Rule the social sentiment, rule the world

We’ve all seen the polls. On Brexit. On Trump. We quoted them, they were on our TV screens. They were headlines in our most thorough news channels. And they were all dead wrong. Europe woke up earlier this year with a burning headache, and a cornerstone of the EU that voted to go solo again. …

Dear Tara, happy 2017

Dear Tara, While you gently snore in your magic kingdom, there is just a couple of hours left in this old year. You turned it for me into a year of tender happiness. Your first little words. Your wonderful smile. Your incredible sense of humour. Your tender warmth. I’m amazed every single day how you …

Princess Leia, the girl in the golden bikini

Strictly the only sign of aging I can detect, is that my youth heroes start falling like dominos. I cannot blink an eye, or there is one gone. The bizarre thing is, I only detect the impact these people had on my life, when they lay down their head for the last time. It’s kind …

2016: the year of hyper-times and disruption

2016 was a year of controversies, big data, big fail. A year of hope, progress, solutions. A year of crazy dreams, astonishing technology come true. A year of inventing, pushing boundaries and dreams. 2016 gave us faster access, virtual reality, better medicine, robots everywhere and a worried workforce. 2016 pushed Artificial Intelligence to uncomfortable heights, …

Star Wars Rogue One. True heroes die.

So there I was. All Coca Cola and popcorn.  A full day before the Belgians got a shot at it, I got to see Rogue One (tx Ilse Lambrechts!). Star Wars baby, but not as you used to know it.  Not the kind of Star Wars you’d dream up. Not the Walt Disney smooth Princess …

Happy mistress day.

I know I’ve said this before. It’s a yearly rant. I am truly sorry. But it’s only getting worse. There is a day for absolutely freaking everything these days. I cannot open my computer, or people will be shooting at me with all kinds of reflective pieces of wisdom, smartly connected to whatever the flavor-of-this-particular …

2016: I am, (and I always will be) Je suis Charlie…

One year ago, with deadly precision, the satirists of Charlie Hebdo were shot. Kalashnikovs tried to destroy the very fundamentals of my universe: the power of words, ideas and images. Ironically, this very act of senseless fanatic stupidity made the French magazine more illustrious than ever before, and killing its cartoonists made them instantly immortal …