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Today the 5th of May was Liberation Day in The Netherlands. And yesterday I watched television with my mother at Remembrance Day on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. We had done the same the previous year, and both times it was a virtually empty Dam because of the alleged...

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BEAUTIFUL EASTER!

BEAUTIFUL EASTER!

It was a lovely day for my grandchildren to seek the chocolate easter eggs! I'm not sure who had more fun, if it was me or them! The easterbunny had put them in my fruit trees as well. My 3 year old grandson was very quick to find them! And my granddaughter (just one...

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TREE OF THE FAMILY

TREE OF THE FAMILY

Family Tree... In the Dutch translation of the bookseries ‘The Ringing Cedars Of Russia’ the words 'family tree' are introduced with the meaning of a real tree, a physical tree so to speak, or in proper English I guess, 'a tree of the family'. This tree is planted by...

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APPLE SAUCE

APPLE SAUCE

Early october I harvested some fruit from my fruit trees that I had planted 2 years ago at a very young stage. I had planted them with my grandchildren in mind. I did so in the hope that one day, in a far away future, they would be able to pick the apples and pears...

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RAI 1 – MY STORY

RAI 1 – MY STORY

Introduction  This is part 1 of a series entitled 'RAI', which is short for ‘Radio Active Iodine’. It entails my story about the medical treatment with RAI. It is about why I got this treatment, and its consequences. The article is quite long (half an hour read or so)...

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RAI 2 – WHAT IS IT?

RAI 2 – WHAT IS IT?

Will be translated in English - Allereerst dien ik te vermelden dat ik geen stralingsdeskundige ben, en deze informatie bij elkaar heb gesprokkeld via internet, met wat feed-back hier en daar, in een poging om de medische behandeling met RAI die ik heb ondergaan in...

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RAI 3 – NUCLEAR ENERGY

RAI 3 – NUCLEAR ENERGY

Will be translated in English - I-131 bij een kernramp Bij een kernramp komt I-131 vrij. Dat is waarvoor de jodiumpillen door de overheid worden verstrekt aan burgers die in een gebied rondom een kerncentrale leven. Is dat echter afdoende? Inderdaad is de schildklier...

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FESTIVE SEASON

FESTIVE SEASON

As the festive season is upon us, what artwork would suit this website more than the above depicted 'Flower of Life Mandala'? It is designed by Minke de Hulster, mandala-drawing teacher at the Volks University Netherlands. I'm convinced a lot of contemplation went...

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ENERGY TRANSITION

ENERGY TRANSITION

By Gerrit Jan Ruijg, MSc.

Hydrogen?
Recently, hydrogen has been mentioned as an energy supplier as an alternative to fossil sources. Yet I have my doubts whether hydrogen is such a good idea.

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PLENILUNIUM ARCHETYPUM

PLENILUNIUM ARCHETYPUM

Do you love the sight of a full moon, and its mesmerizing radiance in a starry night sky? Then you probably also like this painting. It was made by Maria Clara Eimmarta (1676-1707), who was a German astronomer and designer. She engraved this painting with the help of...

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