Category Archives: Life

Being heard, being valid, being valued.

I wrote this post on 21 January 2015, but have not made it public up till now. I am ready for it. So here it is: Telling people what you want is good. It is not being needy, nor is … Continue reading

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Welcome to Panama, Casablanca without heroes.

A Harry Pendel quote from The Tailor of Panama. I love that movie. Two of my favourite actors: Geoffrey Rush and Pierce Brosnan. A colonial feel. A folk tale: “When they took Noriega out, I said to myself, Harry, they … Continue reading

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Happy with a touch of sadness

This story has to happen… I started in July after visiting friends from a former life in Canada. In November I was talking to a new friend in  South Africa. She was feeling very insecure, very unhappy with her life. … Continue reading

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Dit is mijn hoofd niet meer (or is it?)

2 weeks ago, the neurologist casually mentions, whilst he is copying the MRI report at my request, “Oh, by the way, you might have a meningioma!” And with that information I left his office, to spend my weekend on the … Continue reading

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10 people, living or dead, I want to have dinner with – Part I

Yes, that question that I always hoped no one would ever ask me. And this morning in my bed, still half asleep, it dawned on me. I want to have dinner with Tiziano Terzani! Last week I started reading my … Continue reading

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