‘Exemption from obligatory schooling’

Watching the series ‘Exemption from obligatory schooling’, I see how Teun, presentator of the Dutch program cannot understand that a ‘smart’ child can get exemption from school for the rest of it’s life. A mother explains to Teun that her sun even bounces when he sees a school book. He was bullied  out of school […]

Summer in Balkans – Zomer in de Balkans

I think about Grandma when I take a break, here at the blue water of a river in Macedonian Greece. She always talked about her far journey’s while she read her magazine ‘ Royals’ and felt asleep with the only sound remaining – the ticking clock. A feeling of love streams through me when I […]

The rhythm of the waves – Het ritme van de golven

The rhythm of the waves veats a kind of time, it is not clock or calendar time. It has no urgency. It happens to be timeless time. I know that I am listening to a rhythm which has been just the same for millions of years, and it takes me out of a world of […]

The war against terror

‘We accepted an political regime that is sustained by fear. I don’t think one has to justify the cost and nature of the national security state, one just has to keep the people fearful enough to support it.’ Source: ‘Shadow world’, 2016 Sometimes my eye is attracted by the dutch NPO (Dutch Public Broadcast) website. […]