I treated my homeless friend Steve to a meal of chicken fajitas at Magnolia Cafe the other day. Talking to him for a while is often overwhelming. So much information. So much of it shocking. Continue reading
Posted in Austin, homeless
Tagged Austin, community, daklozen, health care, homeless, homeless camps, no camping ordinance, Opinion, society, United Way
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Well, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated yesterday, and Willem-Alexander is king. I don’t care for the monarchy, but it doesn’t have any powers and the queen’s birthday is always the biggest party of the year, Continue reading
Posted in Holland
Tagged community, coronation King Willem-Alexander, entertainment, Government, Holland, koninginnedag 2013, kroning Willem-Alexander, Netherlands, new king, nieuwe koning, orange party, queen beatrix abdicates, queen's day 2013 netherlands, travel
T, R and I spent some time at the Dripping Springs Founders Day Festival last night. I enjoyed the light versus darkness.
One of the first photos I took was of the sign below, at the Knights of Columbus stand, where they sold raffles. The sign shows what you could win. Needless to say, I didn’t buy a raffle ticket. Other than that it was a wonderful time. Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Austin photos, Food, Recreation
Tagged AR 15, Bushmaster gun, Carnival, community, cowboy kermis, Dripping Springs Founders Day Festival 2013, fairs, ferris wheel, Gun Rights, gun sense, kermis, Knights of Columbus, photography, recreation, semi-automatic weapons, vuurwapens
I’ve been feeling kind of truculent lately, so let’s see if a list of five things I can’t stand will get it out of my system.
Let me begin with drivers behind me–when I’m up front at a stoplight, waiting to turn left at an unprotected left turn–honking for me to go ahead and make the turn already. Continue reading
Posted in Consumption, Lists, Neither Here Nor There, Religion, Society
Tagged animals, Boston bombing, community, disasters, ducks, hangers, Lists, Opinion, religion, traffic, victims
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Okay, finally I’m getting around to the post about Red Dawn.I think it’s no coincidence that it was remade around this time. Continue reading
Posted in History, Society, World War Two
Tagged community, firearms for protection, gun control, guns, movies, Newtown, North Korean invasion, North Korean occupation, Opinion, Red Dawn, School Shootings, Second Amendment
That signs like this are necessary outside schools is already ridiculous enough.
So you would like to see teachers walking around with assault weapons slung over their shoulders. Your focus is on the idea that those teachers would shoot the killer.
You’re overlooking several aspects of the issue. Continue reading
Posted in Education, Society, US Politics
Tagged community, education, firearms, guns in schools, letters, Newtown shooting, Open Letters, Opinion, politics, School Shootings, teachers, vuurwapens in school
As I was going through recipes for Thanksgiving, I came across a small list from almost nineteen years ago. I always come across this list around this time of year, because I keep it in my recipe book. Which, the last couple of years, I only open around this time of year. Continue reading
Posted in Emigration / Immigration, Lists, Travel
Tagged benodigdheden, cadeaus, Christmas, community, emigratie, emigration, gifts, immigration, kerstmis, Lists, necessities, Thanksgiving
I am thankful for my friends. From my best friend since we were almost fifteen and my other Dutch friends, to my friends right next door here in Austin, and everyone in between. I don’t need to blog about my appreciation of them, because I connect with them in other ways. (But if you’re reading this: Hi. I love you.)
Here, I want to give thanks to the blogging friends I’ve made. Continue reading