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Every day daddies day

Monday 10 October 2016 I keep liking that nice sight. Young daddies behind the buggy. And I melt when they are talking to their child. Again this morning, when I was on my way to the supermarket and passed by a father and child. “Flow”, the child in the buggy said and pointed to a flowery garden. More...

Das war einmal

Week of Books 2016 March 12-20 Tuesday 29 March 2016 The Week of the Books this year has the theme “Germany, was ich noch zu sagen hätte.”
Well… Germany. Often our destination with vacations, for Germany is a lovely country to be on holiday. A lovely landscape and you can eat and drink very well there. And, very important, a vacation there is not very expensive in general. More...

Hotel of Hope

Wednesday 09 March 2016 Monday 29th February
Today in the news: “Hundreds of refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border have stormed the barrier at the border Monday. They used a self-made battering ram. The Macedonian police used teargas to drive back the refugees. The Greek police stood aloof according to the media of that country. Thousands of migrants gathered at the Macedonian border. They want to go to the Northwest of Europe. Macedonia accepts just a few refugees from a small number of countries .” Source: nu.nl More...

Fortune hens

Dierenwelzijnsweb Sunday 14 February 2016 I attended a meeting of “Philosophy for a general public” where the author Koos van Zomeren had read out from his own work. Koos van Zomeren is an allround writer of stories, poems, thrillers, novels and columns. More...

The cradle

The story of my sister-in-law Margreet. Sunday 14 February 2016 The cradle started his career as a cradle in 1938, in a bedroom in a little village called Obdam in West Friesland. Brand new and covered with a nice fabric it was waiting for the baby who was coming soon. That baby was my oldest sister. More...

Code Red

Friday 8th January 2016 Sunday 07 February 2016 Suddenly  winter set in. In the North code Red was declared by the KNMI (Dutch national weather forecasting service). It was slippery as ice on the roads. More...

No one can reassure that it is ever going to end well

Friday 05 February 2016 At 13th November 2015 I travelled by train to Amsterdam. I was on my way to a symposium at the Free University. Once I arrived in Amsterdam, I had (according to the route description) to go by express tram line 51 to the Boelenslaan. More...

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