Monthly Archives: September 2011

How to Cope with Insomnia and Stress

You’re probably suffering from insomnia because you’re suffering from stress, and / or you lead a crappy life. Let’s first have a look at the advice you will find on the internet. My next step is to comment on these … Continue reading

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Indian Summer on Rockanje Beach

This Indian summer is going to last all of next week. That’s good for the thousands of people on the many camping sites here, and good for business. When I walked home, I heard a holiday-maker say to his family, “Wouldn’t it just … Continue reading

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Een stijlvolle leeftijdgenoot en Spaghetti Niçoise

Onlangs trof ik deze beauty aan op de ferry naar Denemarken. Omdat ik toen niet op de hoogte was van het bouwjaar van de auto, associeerde ik haar onmiddellijk met een nazi-officier in uniform, maar dat bleek achteraf niet terecht … Continue reading

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The New Waterway and the Maasvlakte

In the late 1960s, when I was a young seaman and ship’s chef, we always welcomed this spot, the entrance of the Nieuwe Waterweg (“New Waterway”) from the North Sea, which leads to the Port of Rotterdam. Recently I moved back to Holland, … Continue reading

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Girl On Bike in Brielle

My new painting, “Girl On Bike in Brielle”. It took me week to paint it. Click here to view the process.  

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De dagelijkse boodschappen en Velouté aux tomates

Vroeger ging ik naar de supermarkt om de dingen te kopen die ik lekker vond: rosbief, osseworst, fricandeau. De biefstuk van de haas kocht ik bij mijn speciale slager. Die luxe kan ik mij niet langer veroorloven. Tegenwoordig koop ik … Continue reading

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Video of my Own New House in Holland et al

September 2011 — I’m in the process of settling in my new house in Holland. Slowly it’s becoming a home. Also I’m working on a new painting, “Girl on Bike in Brielle”. Click here to view the progress of this … Continue reading

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