Loterijen zijn geldklopperij! (En toch speel ik mee.)

First an apology to my International friends who don’t understand Dutch. Occasionally, I have a topic that’s just more interesting for people in my region than for the whole World. Like this one, where I’m nagging about lotteries in the Netherlands and how they almost force you to buy tickets. I’m especially talking about some lotteries… Continue reading Loterijen zijn geldklopperij! (En toch speel ik mee.)

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get… Continue reading 2012 in review

The Jewish Samurai

There once was a powerful Japanese emperor who needed a new chief samurai. So he sent out a declaration through-out the entire known world that he was searching for a chief. A year passed, and only three people applied for the very demanding position: a Japanese samurai, a Chinese samurai, and a Jewish samurai. The… Continue reading The Jewish Samurai

A sparrow…

DSC03100.jpg, a photo by Wim ten Brink on Flickr. A sparrow. One of the many bird pictures I’ve taken. 🙂