This painting stands at the cradle of my becoming as an artist. It is inspired by a painting of Dali (The Last Supper) and contains all the main actors that have got a heavy influence upon the way I developed my personal style and philosophy. In the center figures Leonardo da Vinci, which I consider … Continue reading Last Supper on Utila
Relaxing at Utila’s South Shore
The South shore of Utila is separated by a small channel and a lagoon from the main part of the island. Not astonishingly it's the residency of Utila's most recluse and privacy minded expats. It has however a popular beach bar called Neptune's that can only be reached by boat from the main part of … Continue reading Relaxing at Utila’s South Shore
Fish chasing a pelican in the Bay of Utila
The Island of Utila has a quality that forces the attentive observer sometimes to reconsider the natural order of things. It might sound a little blasé, but wealth and education don't carry here the same weight as it does in most other places. It's an island that, apart from his tropical climate and beautiful nature, … Continue reading Fish chasing a pelican in the Bay of Utila
Utila’s Galactic Nomads
Utila is a travel destination that lies a little of the beaten path. Hence it's inhabited and visited by a very eclectic crowd of pirates, outlaws, artists, digital nomads, and a couple of aliens who shipwrecked and just washed up here.
Party cave on Utila
La Cueva is a little drinking hole on Utila that is popular among the young backpackers because it's situated right at the ferry dock in the middle of town, stays open till late night, their pricing is among the most affordable on the Island, and their music and bohemian ambiance is much loved by the … Continue reading Party cave on Utila
Welcome to Utila
This post is the first in a series of 13 impressions of my winter residency Utila. You can find the Island of Utila in the Caribbean. It consists of a small coral reef that has roughly about 5,000 inhabitants, of which about half of them are expatriates. It forms part of the Bay Islands, an … Continue reading Welcome to Utila
Just for fun: Money in Politics
Money is a necessary component of any democracy: it enables political participation, campaigning and representation. However, if not effectively regulated, it can undermine the integrity of political processes and institutions and jeopardize the quality of democracy.
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Economist Don Thompson explores it in his book, tracing the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt … Continue reading The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
A Collage of First Lines from Novels.
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. I’m pretty much f*cked.  No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences … Continue reading A Collage of First Lines from Novels.
How the Rainbow Serpent and a Ghost Ship sneaked into my Manuscript.
Even a hardcore plotter can sometimes be surprised how, by adding or changing some little detail into the narrative while typing out a manuscript, can give a completely different dynamic to the plot of a novel.
About Writing without Inspiration
As most bloggers know, to keep your web page showing up into the google search engine results, you have to post on a regular base. Apart form this little tidbit of knowledge, I have no clue how this google algorithm works. To be blatantly honest with you, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and all the other … Continue reading About Writing without Inspiration
Fun TBR list
For those still looking for a 2020 reading resolution,