Archive for March, 2017

Paul Kagame on How Lies Have a Shelf Life.

March 16, 2017

I can’t believe I’m quoting Paul Kagame today. At the closing of the 14th Umwiherero retreat he really did spill the beans.

“There are things you lie about and people believe you…but there are matters you can’t fool people about”. “Poverty…you may say that you have eradicated poverty all you want, but as soon as we open the door we find poverty at our very doorstep”…

“You can’t hide that.”

“Power distribution, building industries…there is no power. “Sorry we can’t serve you a cold drink because of power shortage…”

“Building hospitals…how can you accept funds to build a hospital and when the donors come to visit, they find and empty building with no doctors instead of a functioning hospital?”

 

Watch the whole speech on YouTube.

Tasting a St Bernardus Abt 12

March 9, 2017

St Bernardus Abt 12

I had forgotten how highly carbonated this beer was. Pour it in a glass and the show is on: you see bubbles go up for a moment, then the whole thing settles down to let you enjoy the view. The thick, clouded color of the brew is conductive to long, deep meditation. It looks like some magnificent murky waters you might drown into. Like some river on a reddish riverbed. You expect a crocodile to come out of it any second. All that before you take the first sip. That’s Belgian beer for you.