Category Archives: EU

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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RESPONSE TO FEARS for “OTHER” IMMIGRANTS


WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT! The Globe and Mail published this weekend an article written by Doug Saunders called GOOD FAITH that I found very interesting and ties in with my interest in immigration issues. It deals with the fear of the UK … Continue reading

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Honorary Canadian Citizens


From the CBC website an article written by a CBC journalist on March 8, 2012, that deserves in my view a second read. I am repeating it, on my blog, as I am currently not in a position to write … Continue reading

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COVER for On Thin Ice


Hi Friends and Readers This is a post about my novel. I have asked friends in the Netherlands to send me a photo that I could use for the cover of my novel, a collection of interrelated short stories with the title … Continue reading

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WITHOUT A HOME


WITHOUT A HOME     The perplexing thing is, that I never knew home until I left it.  I lost my sense of home when I emigrated. Before that, I knew where I belonged, who my people were and what my … Continue reading

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