Metal dandruff

Twice in my life I felt dirtier after I took a shower than before. The first time was on Iceland. The Icelandians, or whatever they are called, are lucky to have hot water spurting from the depths of the earth, for free! And good for the environment. The downside is that the water is full…

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Moscow objects (1)

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Great journalism

Two articles caught my attention. One, in the New York Times was a detailed article on migrant workers in Iraq. Most workers come from the Philippines and Southern Asia, and don’t even know where they are heading when they are handled by human traffickers. The other article appeared in Moscow Times: Monday, December 17, 2007….

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Why I am writing in English

Maybe it looks pretentious, a Dutch guy writing in English. My English isn’t even that good! But I figured that, since the Dutch understand English, and the English understand well, English, as does half the world population, I might as well write in English. I like Dutch, I am Dutch. It’s officially the most beautiful…

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