Sitting in the garden, hearing the wind, the birds, the cars in the background, almost non existing. I feel the quiet coming over me.
A confession, i do feel a bit down. My life continues, there are difficulties and troubles. But i manage, so far.
I have two jobs. One in a vegan cupcake shop for one day a week, selling and cleaning up and making lunch. I like it, i work with two women my age. It feels good. The other job is in home care, for three days a week. I can live of it, for the meantime.
This website will need to take a step back. Only one update a week.
It is fine.
Published on July 4, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
I’m tired. That is it for now. I’ll be back Monday.
I’m taking a break from working here. One week for starters, it could be longer. I don’t know! I will keep you up to date of course.
Published on June 24, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
I have been busy talking to all different people over the past few days. My mind is clearing up a bit.
I need to save myself. I can do it!
Published on June 23, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
Today i went back to the house i stayed in a couple of months back. This time together with Spinner, the cat!
He does need to get used to me a bit.
He is a sweety pie!
With beautiul green eyes 🙂
Published on June 16, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
Yesterday i worked in the Peace Garden and talked with the intern about many things: her education, her future plans, my ideas on abortion and sex. Back home i came across this article Hoe het economisch model ons ziek maakt 1 (How the economic model makes us sick). An unhealthy lifestyle costs the Belgian welfare tens of billions of euros each year.
- air pollution: 17 billion euro
- problematic alcohol consumption: 9 billion euro
- tabacco: 13 billion euro
(Figures are for Belgium.)
A week ago in the Netherlands the government came with the plan to reduce livestock numbers, a short explanation you can read in The Netherlands’ Farm Crisis, Explained 2. Dutch animal farming is among the most intensive in the world. A 100 million chickens, 11.4 million pigs and 3.8 million cows. The highest livestock density in the world. We do need to take care of this and lessen the amount of animals living in this small country.
These are only two examples how the current industry and agriculture spoil our living world. Two amongst many.
My main focus is not to thoroughly investigate how all these global industries work. I want to ask questions. As many as i can. Not give any answers.
1. Hoe het economisch model ons ziek maakt – Samenleving & Politiek
2. The Netherlands’ Farm Crisis, Explained
Published on June 14, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen