Category Archives: EU

There Be Monsters


THERE BE MONSTERS   I am posting an article (with her permission from another site, passagesnorth.com),  of a writer whose grandparents were residents of Lithuania during World War II. Like me, she became curious about her family’s past and their … Continue reading

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ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING COLOUR SENSITIVE?


ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING MORE COLOUR SENSITIVE? This is a post about the international links of the Netherlands and its jerk towards the right of the political spectrum, with uncharacteristic, overt racism expressed freely in the national discourse. WHOSE COUNTRY … Continue reading

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TRUMP IS LIKE HITLER IN HOW HE GOT THE COUNTRY IN OVER ITS HEAD.


TRUMP IS LIKE HITLER IN HOW HE GOT THE COUNTRY IN OVER ITS HEAD Trump’s election has a lot of people very worried, with good reason. History repeats itself for those who will not learn from it. Hitler’s actions up … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED AFTER WORLD WAR II?


What happened after the war in the Netherlands? This is a primer on my next novel, called The Dutch Nazi Lover (in development). On April 30, 1945 Hitler committed suicide. On May 7, 1945 Germany surrendered to the allied forces. … Continue reading

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ECHO OF WAR


Canadian troops entering a small town, liberating the Netherlands (in Dalfsen) Seventy years after the end of World War II at the height of summer, the Van Noorden family got together on a typical Dutch day with rain drops and … Continue reading

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CANADIAN CHILDREN & POLITICAL WILL TO CARE


CANADA’s CHILDREN AND THE POLITICAL WILL TO PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS What does political will have to do with the care we have for our children, you ask? Plenty, really everything. Canada is a nation that since … Continue reading

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Chateau De Fenelon, Dordogne


Please, would you rate this post at the top? It might get some attention from the WordPress web master that way and be reposted as Freshly Pressed. As promised last week, the photos of the CHATEAU DE FENELON are below. … Continue reading

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Vacation in the DORDOGNE, FRANCE


A few years back on a trip to the Netherlands, I also made a side trip to France, and saw the Dordogne, the river, and the Lot, also a river. Friends of mine have a so-called Gite, a vacation house … Continue reading

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Aftermath and sober thoughts on the mayhem in Boston


On March 17, 1776 the British departed from Boston for Halifax, Nova Scotia, and American forces entered the city. Having been taken after an eleven-month siege, Boston remained in American hands for the remainder of the war. This is a … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TODDLER?


THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TODDLER? Above is a photo of Cathy Gifford visiting the Sandy Hook Elementary school; Cathy who was herself shot down and nearly died in another shooting. When I was on vacation in Mexico’s interior … Continue reading

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