Socialism becomes cool again !

In Another Now, Yanis Varoufakis and Richard Wolff discuss the current situation in the world. I particularly liked the (auto) biography of Richard Wolff because he never wrote much about it. This conversation made my day … Highly recommended to pour yourself a drink, get something to eat and watch this video for an hourContinue reading “Socialism becomes cool again !”

Grandma plays vinyl !

Marjan has found a 45 rpm record that she often set in her own youth. The old 60-year-old technique of listening to music still works for the one-year-old granddaughter … she has only been able to walk for a month, but she is now also learning to dance …The Dutch texts of Annie M.G. SchmidtContinue reading “Grandma plays vinyl !”

J.F. Harwig

In this old 1949 film, my grandfather also happens to be in the picture. He knew that the film crew would visit my hometown Vorden and took the opportunity to demonstrate in favor of the state pension. Later the “General Old Age Law” would be introduced by the Drees government. The fragment starts at 24 minutes and 50 seconds (24:50). the next linkContinue reading “J.F. Harwig”

Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays …

Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays … But the natural environment still contains sufficient moisture in all shapes and forms, which is clearly visible after a relatively cool night and a cloudless warm day. A naturally mixed forest with a dense undergrowth can buffer and retain a lot of moisture. Unfortunately, as a resultContinue reading “Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays …”

usually the beauty is in the detail

I only observe without knowing exactly what I register … after all, wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world … and I don’t have that wealth due to a long career as a process operator … but I’m trying to catch up in the time that I have left. Too often I seeContinue reading “usually the beauty is in the detail”

Vogelbescherming Nederland

My wife is gaining more and more experience in recognizing birds, flowers, mushrooms and all kinds of other life in nature. One of the indispensable things that she uses are except for the countless books … binoculars from the Bird Protection Netherlands. The past 2 days we have gained some “nature” vitamins in the Ardennes,Continue reading “Vogelbescherming Nederland”

Expressions of the fight against the Covid-19 virus

In this Corona era, a farewell reception for someone retiring looks like this … Everyone outside at a safe distance from each other, no shaking hands, no pat on the back, etc. Fortunately a lot of humor and nice speeches. Roel: I hope you can enjoy your well-deserved retirement for a long time in goodContinue reading “Expressions of the fight against the Covid-19 virus”

de Achterhoek

We spent a few days in the Achterhoek, the region where I was born and raised. Memories, memories, memories and beautiful nature! Eating “halve Haantjes” at Hotel Bakker … In between we also went to Ermelo to visit the grave of my brother Johan. and to Winterswijk to visit my sister … and also toContinue reading “de Achterhoek”

jackdaw

Today jackdaws ate all the food that was meant for the crow … Sometimes I get the impression that the natural social behaviour among jackdaws was an example for the Republicans in the USA. Read for instance this quote in Wikipedia: … “In his book King Solomon’s Ring, Konrad Lorenz described and analysed the complex social interactions inContinue reading “jackdaw”