Archive for March, 2011


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Wring out the clothes, wring in the dew!

We’ve been rereading J.J. lately (Ulysses), thinking of vacationing in Ireland in September with Pat and Mike. But this photo deserves a paraphrase of a book by Heinrich Böll. We reconnected with colleagues from Zeist, today, after my mother’s burial. And worked in the garden. You gotta start somewhere. (I wish I had been an […]


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Epiphany

While rereading Ulysses Back from the burial of my mother I can finally piece together a few personal conflicts. There’s a song by Paul McCartney that has the lyrics: “What’s the use of worrying? What’s the use of hurrying? What’s the use of anything?” Her death and burial has made me (somewhat) understand the first […]


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Relaxing

Just seconds before I took the picture, Renske was reading out loud to Mik. And he seemed to enjoy it.


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Mama is dying

Mama is dying. I’m going to Chicago.