Such Rain In The Summer

This morning I had to go up early for to go out cycling with my friends, but when I looked out the window and I saw the rain, I got an instant depression and went back to bed. Because of my new telephone, I couldn’t…

Watercolor on paper by Karl Bodmer from his travel to the U.S. 1832-1834..

Indian Story – Indianenverhaal

Story in Dutch about an old Indian who teaches his grandson about good and bad using the image of two fighting wolves In zijn karakteristieke houding zit de oude wijze indiaan voor de ingang van zijn wigwam. Iets verderop doet zijn kleinzoon een wolf na….

Brian’s Third Wife

Today, it’s Good Friday 2015. This day one thousand and one years ago, is said to be a turning point in Irish history, because Brian Boru, the first High King of all Ireland, kicked the Viking invaders out during a terrible battle on the Irish East…

Grooming monkeys by Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Grooming Monkeys and Word Games – Aapvlooien en woordspelletjes

Short story in Dutch about how the human race made a mess of the world while playing with words. Er was eens … kort na de oerknal … een oeraap die het bed in dook met een oerapin … ze kregen één twee-eiige drieling ……

Herat Masjidi Jami courtyard by Sven Dirks, Wien via Wikimedia Commons

Thoughts for a female Muslim student in Afghanistan

Since a few days, in my Facebook, there was a pending friend request from someone in Afghanistan. When I looked on her profile, I didn’t understand much of what I was looking at, but I couldn’t think of a valid reason why I should NOT accept her…

Page Number Three

Last week in the UK there was a media hype going on about Page Three of the famous tabloid The Sun. Since I was looking for a subject to write a funny song, that was a welcome topic in today’s news. Here’s the result with a big…

Selling Your Ego – Het verkopen van je ego

This story is a continued part of my first Facebook promotion. Vervolg op mijn eerste Facebook-promotie. Ah sorry! Een heel essentieel punt zit ik toch gewoon te vergeten in mijn verhaal, dus hallo Donna, hier ben ik nog even over de verkoop van EGO’s: Wat…

Photo by Victor Lacken @ Mulligans Amsterdam

Facebook isn’t for me – Facebook is niets voor mij

The story below is a little Facebook promotion in Dutch in response to Donna’s challenging remark that in Facebook it’s all about people’s own ego’s. Reactie op Donna’s opmerking in Facebook “fb = ego in het kwadraat :P” Nou daar komt-ie dan, Donna. Bedankt voor…

Carnival Mirrors

Today it’s 13 days after the tragic shooting at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, a cold-blooded terrorist attack on a magazine that refused to bend for threats by Islamic extremists. Here’s my new sad song in commemoration of the tragedy. Hope you like it. Lyrics: Whenever religion is taking the…

A Dam Lovely Time

A relaxed tribute song to Amsterdam. Mary Fitzpatrick wrote this poem about the lovely time she had in Amsterdam with her blind husband and allowed me to use it for a song. She included some humorous critics.  In the last two verses she addresses the crazy cyclists that pop up…