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Joost Overhoff (1955) began writing for a Dutch newspaper during his studies of Chinese Language and Modern Chinese History at the Beijing Languages Institute and the University of Beijing. After his law studies at the University of Amsterdam, he continued […]

It happened only recently. Suddenly, a book title reappeared in my head. Like an archaeological artifact, after a long time coming to the surface, there it was: ‘The walls came tumbling down’.

Details from Paradise La Volpe – The Fox There she was, in a box. I was flabbergasted. We knew her, alright, her family at least. Even though you rarely saw her, you knew she was out there, somewhere. So, her […]

CAPITOL OFFENSE Notes from overseas The storming of the Capitol was ‘nine-elevenish’, in the sense that, even though it happened far away, I couldn’t stop watching. Some thoughts and observations, during and after this event: * Fake news can cause […]

Terug Translation of the original blog (06-29-2016) 138. Silly So, Brexit it is. Silly, or not?As we know, thanks to Monty Python, England is blessed with a Ministry of Silly Walks. So, one would be inclined to say, now they […]

Terug MUSICAL WINE How long ago has it been, by now? A quarter of a century at least, since I first heard about the influence of music on plant & beast.I remember reading then that plants thrived best on the […]

Terug A MESSAGE from… A CAT Okay, this story isn’t exactly ‘News’. It didn’t happen today. But still, as the Italian shores are approached every day by rickety boats, overloaded with would be immigrants, it hasn’t lost anything of its […]