Platform for the publication of notes, essays, poems and other literary projects

Enter the place where one man has been sauntering around quiet spaces in old slippers for years, until the darkest hours of the night. Pen in hand. Notebook laying open somewhere on a table, or a dresser, or on the washing machine. See the result of years of holding on to the same questions, as if the truth could be wrenched from them. And if you recognize the thoughts, observations, or the sometimes tedious processes as similar to your own, so much the better.

The area to the right includes links to all of the content: Personal Agenda, VOLUME Two and two collections of poetry. There are also direct links to the contents of the three books that make up Personal Agenda.

The dates indicated at the top of articles (and sometimes at the bottom) refer to the original date when the piece was written – in most cases pre-dating this site.

If anything is unclear, or if you find you’re searching in vain for something that you could swear you started reading at some point in the distant past, please contact me via email (admin[AT]assortednotes.com).

Read with sublime intensity (preferably to the end of a page), and if you can’t help it, take a break, have a cup of coffee, or go to sleep. The future waits for those who are patient enough to first work out the meaning of life.

Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself …

Brand Smit
Tuesday, 19 August 2008


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