Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sneak Peek: first chapter of my new work in progress


(only known portrait of Willem Bosman) Novels arise out of the shortcomings of history. ~ Novalis Chapter One Little Elmina When Bob Bengel and his crew drove down the overgrown access road, the dense fog started to lift from the … Continue reading

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I ate all of my potato when Winter isn’t even here yet…


  My Amazon adventure is over. I can blame myself and I can blame the company but when there is a disagreement like this, both parties are usually at fault, mistakes are made at both ends, but I can honestly … Continue reading

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Lyfting to Ireland


As I am looking out over a gorgeous, bleeding sunset while flying from Seattle to San Francisco, I am still reeling a bit from the week’s latest developments. The serenity and the stillness of being so high up in the … Continue reading

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Sweltering in Seattle


Honestly, when I woke up Monday morning at 4:40 in the morning to catch my 7:40 out of SFO, via Bart, all I could hear was the Nancy Kerrigan chant (why, why, why?). I even wished some trailer trash punk … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Seattle


The sun has come out over this beautiful city that would be more densely populated if it had California weather. Last night I dragged myself to Wholefoods in a Dutch drizzle because I forgot to eat all day (this jetlag … Continue reading

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The Babbling Brook, because that’s what brooks do in Ireland


Time for my first letter from the Emerald Isle on the night I heard about the death of Joan Rivers. She was one of my heroes (or sheroes as Maya Angelou used that term so eloquently) for her wicked wit, … Continue reading

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Onze kleine grote prins (Our little big prince)


Your gaze is pinned on the horizon: a mind that is firmly fastened on the future, while I look back, I ponder, and take the landscape in before I lift my heels and leave you here on this vast plain … Continue reading

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