A short story told by Kurt Vonnegut …

When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, noContinue reading “A short story told by Kurt Vonnegut …”

I was born in 314 ppm …

I was born in 314 parts per million of Carbon Dioxide, my children were born in 345 ppm CO2 , and my granddaughter is born in 409 ppm. The most commonly used definitions of time are expressed in eras. Recently I have seen more and more that environmentally conscious people use the concentration of CO2Continue reading “I was born in 314 ppm …”

33 years ago our youngest was born …

From the start, she worked fabulously well in our family and she also enjoyed the adventurous holidays in small tents to the full. She learned a lot from her slightly older sister. Congratulations ! and we are glad that you are there and that you just stayed the way you are. Meanwhile, the mother ofContinue reading “33 years ago our youngest was born …”

Exploring Europe with a camper

An acquaintance asked for advice because he wants to explore Europe with a camper for a several years. That is why I decided to write down my experiences that I have gained with our motorhomes over the past decades. First, there is the choice of whether you want to be a traveller or a tourist. Second, it is important what financial options youContinue reading “Exploring Europe with a camper”

Normandy, France.

We went travelling for a few days with our old camper. After months of unemployment in our small family bubble in a world with COVID-19 and many sterile job applications, the need to see a different environment was great. The general advice is to avoid crowds and therefore Normandy seemed a suitable target. . TheContinue reading “Normandy, France.”

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 used 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 !”

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”