Hitch's birthday !

He is seven years old! Our dog Hitch … named after Christopher Hitchins. And just like Christopher Hitchens, he allows me to see the relativity of social human society on a daily basis.Hitch communicates it in the typical dog way … a friendly lick in my face, an attentive look in his eyes, lying quietlyContinue reading “Hitch's birthday !”

The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Alquézar.

Marjan wanted to visit this church because it originally had Moorish influences. I went because there was a huge rain shower. But I enjoyed taking photos without a tripod in the little light … and was impressed by all the frills that had been placed in this church for the past 1000 years. The guideContinue reading “The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Alquézar.”

Max van Weezel (1951-2019)

Bron: Max van Weezel (1951-2019): zinnebeeld van de Haagse journalistiek | De Volkskrant I grew up with the interpretation of Max. Of all the journalists who mattered, his method appealed to me the most. His voice over the radio led me through the political landscape of the Netherlands. My political paradigm is largely a legacyContinue reading “Max van Weezel (1951-2019)”

Is it autumn?

Because we live on the coast, we don’t see autumn in nature as clearly as in woodlands.  [satire mode on] That’s why we went to the Ardennes to see firsthand how naturally fall looks for forest dwellers. Nowadays, with climate change, you do not know how things stand with the seasons. Science is only a belief, theyContinue reading “Is it autumn?”

life and death in our backyard

The four young blackbirds had flown from the nest and were scattered in our backyard …. of course I took a few pictures ….       beautiful young life !   But …. a few hours later one of the young blackbirds was brutally caught and dragged along by a western jackdaw   NatureContinue reading “life and death in our backyard”

Across The Universe

John wrote this song a long time ago ……  “Across The Universe” Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind Possessing and caressing me Jai Guru Deva OM Nothing’s gonnaContinue reading “Across The Universe”