Category Archives: International politics

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH


REMEMBERING ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH. My siblings on our memorial trip to Ommen — the place of my sister’s birth — and where MY family survived the war years (before I was born). The locals hold … Continue reading

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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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I AM, LIKE, A REALLY SMART PERSON-THE FACTS


The City of the Dead, Teotihuacan. Mexico   I AM REALLY A SMART PERSON The Facts Mexican hero. Zapata. His ghost will haunt Trump in the years to come. Donald was an energetic, assertive child, and his parents sent him … Continue reading

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HOW TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT AFFECT MEXICO


HOW TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT AFFECT MEXICO   Forbes.com reported in November 2016: Why does it matter so much to Mexico? 80% of Mexican exports go to the US, and so campaign pledges to renegotiate or even tear up NAFTA cast … Continue reading

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FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT


FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT Everybody from work I bump into asks how I am liking retirement. The short answer is that I love it. What’s not to like? Getting up at your leisure, enjoying your first coffee of the day … 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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iPAD FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY


The iPad – first generation. This iPad I am writing on was released April 3,2010, and is now almost five years old. Back then, I stood in a very short line of two people at the computer department on that … Continue reading

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