The Earthquake After the Drill

At 11 a.m., on the 32nd anniversary of the Mexican earthquake of 1985, there was the customary earthquake drill, so people could practice for a real-life situation. Same procedure as every year. At 1 p.m. we agreed to have lunch. At 1.20 p.m. hell broke loose. I sometimes can’t help but think about the situations […]

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Airport Stories You Tell Your Grandchildren

Whenever you make a mistake, you intend to do it better next time. So when for example, you find yourself running around Shiphol airport in Amsterdam to catch your flight at the last second, next time, you tell yourself, you’ll do everything differently and everything will go smoothly. When my next time came along, however, I […]

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Peaks and Valleys

  Originally posted on my very first blog Peace.Joy.Pancake.   If it weren’t for the sad moments in life, we probably wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good and happy ones. Yet sometimes the good feelings take total control of us and sometimes the bad feelings do. Sometimes for minutes, sometimes for an hour or […]

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