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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We demand respect!

We demand respect! From our children, from our partner, from our boss, our colleagues, our neighbours, our grocer. But how about giving something? The world is not black or white, not every answer is true or false and not everyone is clear in what they mean.

Try not to judge, be honest and think about what you want. For example: what do you really - literally - mean when you say: 'I want you to love me'?

Don't watch the game tonight, that action movie or that gameshow. In stead: watch this


(Or don't. That's up to you. But give it a try. For me. Please.)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Is it okay to torture?

'A true American patriot should say it's okay to torture people to make the statement that torturing people is wrong.' This statement (not the exact words) was made by Dick Cheney.

Do you agree? And are you willing to say why you agree? In public? Shouldn't America lead the world to see how a true democracy works in the free world? Where people don't have to be afraid they can get accidentally tortured because their name looks like the name of a possible terrorist?

And what of the freedom of speech? Why doesn't that apply to whistleblowers? You tell me.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Skywatch Friday

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More pictures? Check our Flickr page
Note: Every SWF-picture published here is shot with my trusty Nokia N8 mobile phone or our Canon EOS 450D and is unedited.
For more Skywatch Friday photo's from around the globe, please check http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Finally some pictures! It's been a while, hasn't it?

 Forrest near Hilversum
 Beach at Wijk aan Zee
 On the ferry from centre to north Amsterdam
 Two minutes walk from my place
 From my girlfriend's living room
 The coasttown of Hoorn
 Amsterdam centre
Amsterdam centre, near Anne Frank house