busy to get used to getting older

Life in these turbulent times with climate change, political chaos (the Netherlands), the growing wealth gap, COVID-19 deniers, digital money, energy transition, resurgent populism, reduced reading skills among young people, neoliberal economy, etc. did not get any easier for guys like me who grew up in the turbulent sixties and seventies. So even though I no longerContinue reading “busy to get used to getting older”

Woodstock 1969

About 50 years ago I saw this film for the first time. The music and images are stuck in my brain. In times like the present with COVID-19, climate change, destruction of biodiversity, people fleeing all over the world ………. I occasionally take comfort from the images of what was the protest 50 years agoContinue reading “Woodstock 1969”

Chistmas again …

It’s that time of year again … Christmas or as some say X-mas. Also for Atheists, it is a pleasant time that thanks to the long tradition, reminds me of all previous Christmases, especially those where my parents still lived and those where my children were still small children. Every year, exactly on the dayContinue reading “Chistmas again …”

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 !”