Due to circumstances - work on the run and the wrong cereal mix - it took us longer to lay than expected, but today we can finally and proudly present our brood to you : a farm-fresh Quilombo-website!
On Friday November 18th Pleegzorg Vlaanderen (Foster Care in Flanders) organized a workshop on "unaccompanied underage refugees and foster care" at the VUB in Brussels.
Being self-employed is like being a farmer. There is always something that needs to be done on your land. An address list for a mailing. Getting a new project past the starting blocks. Placing an order… And of course there is a great temptation to blame external factors for things that are not working out, “the weather” if you are a famer or, if you are self-employed, “the economy.”
They come from the east, from a thousand and one nights, with all their belongings, all their nothing.
It is time for a new constitution. No, I am not talking about the Kingdom of Belgium: that is a country that already has a whole host of people whose job it is to devote themselves entirely to revisions of the constitution.
There has been quite a lot of public debate about retirement recently. The debate doesn’t seem to appeal to me.
The climate issue and the tipping point, or “Ecological possibilities for our grandchildren”. There is a lot of discussion going on. “The government cannot do everything, people also have to do a lot of things for themselves”. And people who take on climate change are criticised for “causing the CO2 emissions of an average African country themselves”.
Our condolences to all those who have lost someone they love in the attack against Charlie Hebdo Let's stick together for a strong and resistant democracy! #freedomofspeech
Safety net, hammock or trampoline: what’s in a name? There has been a lot of talk lately about the “benefit safety net”, with some people taking the view that benefits are more of a “social hammock”. When the two sides discuss the issue, they do generally agree on one thing: people who rely on benefits need more than anything to be stimulated, not stigmatised.
Do you have it too? That urge to postpone anything you don’t really like. Anything that is not life-threatening, neither for you nor for your company, although you know in reality it’s more than useful. Anything that is not enforceable – neither legally nor fiscally – and you can’t be fined for. Anything that may put a little pressure on the relationships with your loved ones or clients, but won’t fundamentally affect them? Put it off until tomorrow, or why not, the day after?