Category Archives: Observing Brussels

Tell me sooner rather than later

Illustration by Enrique Cropper “Understanding a colleague’s motivations is key to working effectively together,” I was explaining, as the aroma of our morning coffee wafted over our conversation about career development in the European Regulatory Authority. My colleagues both gave … Continue reading

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Ella/She

En línea, con el teléfono móvil, hablaban. Su voz le pareció alegre y despreocupada. Le contaba que hacía frío, que debía abrigarse en aquella ciudad enorme cuyos cielos grises y carreteras atestadas de coches, todavía no habían conseguido apagar su … Continue reading

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A cold, warm gun

Travelers of light we are, she is humming to herself. It is a song, but it is also the truth, according to her. They are marching the south-eastern suburbs of Brussels in order to get to the forest that still … Continue reading

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Out of What Law

Artwork by Enrique Cropper Their office block was nothing special by Brussels standards: recent refurbishment; nylon replacement carpet; LED lights fitted according to the new European norm; and a lick of pastel paint, trying hard to give the impression everything … Continue reading

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La maleta roja

Art work by Enrique Cropper El viajero que bajaba del vagón de tren cargaba una llamativa maleta roja. Solo eso destacaba de él, junto a un bigote ridículo y parecido al de Hitler. El resto quedaba escondido bajo un abrigo … Continue reading

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