Author page: Moos

Viking Funerals and Frozen Money

Well folks, we all knew this was going to happen. My last blog post. No need to cry, I know we had fun, but all good things must come to an end. I must say, I have been having trouble finding a suitable subject for this last post. Nothing seemed worthy enough to be my final story on this site. Everything was…

Cloudy With a Chance of Brains

Waking up dead tired on a dreary Saturday morning is never fun, but even more so in November. The sky is grey and it never seems to stop raining, and for some reason only known to God herself (if you believe in that sort of thing) it has already started to freeze at night, adding the wonderful sensation of numbing cold to…

“OK, boomer” Vol. 2: Climate Change Kills

On my way to Leiden I witnessed a conversation that literally made the hairs in my neck stand up, much akin to a pissed off cat. I was sitting in the train on a Tuesday afternoon, minding my own business as you do in a crowded train, when two people sat down in the seats across from me. At first I ignored…

“OK boomer” Vol. 1: Pride Comes Before the Fall

The other day I went shopping in a garden centre. You know, one of those very large ones that require a map to navigate. Why I  was there is of no importance; the fact of the matter is that I was there, and that I got lost. In my own –very human- hubris, I had decided to not follow the clearly laid…

The Immutability of Time

Two times a year, the clock changes. We either get an hour more or an hour less. We’re all so used to this that it doesn’t even strike us as odd anymore. Two times a year, out entire perception of time changes. We, as human beings, change time two times a year. One could argue that we –the human race- are also…

Language Games

The inspiration for writing this blog post came to me while trying to have a conversation with my mother. Keyword: trying. It has become increasingly difficult for me to have conversations with members of previous generations. This is especially a problem seeing as my job mainly involves having to talk to elderly people. Luckily for me, a lot of older people just…

Orange

With this sudden appearance of cold and wet autumn weather, a natural occurrence comes back into our lives. I call this the ‘I’d-really-rather-not-go-outside-into-the-cold-and-the-rain’ phenomenon. A perfectly reasonable if not incredibly logical response to external stimuli. And while we’re all safely tucked inside our comfortable homes underneath soft blankets with a warm beverage in our hands, there’s only one question left: what exactly…

Remembrance

As a child, we’ve all looked up at the night sky, trying to count the stars. But even that tiny piece of sky was so filled with stars that we couldn’t count them. The human mind cannot even begin to comprehend how many stars there are, and how enormous our universe is. This is perhaps not the best metaphor, but to a…

A Day in the Digital Life

We all know how this goes. You wake up, slapping your hand on your nightstand looking for that small flat piece of metal. Blue light blinding you, stirring that sleep clouded mind into action. It’s as if you’re not fully awake before your daily dose of technology. You gracefully roll out of bed and stumble into the kitchen to make yourself some…