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A yellow flag for peace

Today my native city – Brussels – was victim of horrific terrorist attacks. People on social media quickly showed their solidarity by using the Belgian flag (black – yellow – red). Less used – because far less known – was … Continue reading

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Ode to Laudanum

When we want a lazy Sunday afternoon, we head to Cowbridge, a pretty little town in South Wales. It has nice shops and coffee houses. It also happens to have much of interest for the historian of pharmacology. Its physic … Continue reading

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Somewhere over the rainbow

On Friday I gave my final class of the academic year. I must say I am completely drained – this has been a very busy time. I┬áneed something to cheer myself up. Thinking about beautiful plants will do. My favourite … Continue reading

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