Monthly Archives: December 2010

Carbideschieten 2010

I don’t know where the year has gone, but here we are at the last day of 2010. And in the Dutch countryside, the last day of the year is celebrated by Carbideschieten. So once again, we enjoyed the hospitality … Continue reading

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Found and Lost

When I first moved up to London from the countryside, way back in the early 1970s, I became a volunteer helper at one of the first gay counselling groups that sprang up around that time. This was Centre, long since … Continue reading

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Am I a Microsoft Fanboi?

I think the answer has to be “no”. Honestly, I do care about what Microsoft does. After all, I rely on its products to power my computing infrastructure. I use Windows 7 on our Home Theater PC, our PCs and … Continue reading

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UN Restores Resolution

I noted earlier this month that a UN Committee had proposed removing the reference to sexual orientation in the UN’s resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. It was a move led by African and Arabic nations – in other … Continue reading

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Rare Exports

I know I’ve blogged about this short film before, but I really think it is a little gem for Christmastime. The makers have now come up with a full-length feature film on the same theme, but I can’t help feeling … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

If you don’t have to travel anywhere, it’s rather pretty outside. There have been several falls of snow in the past week, and the daytime temperatures are still below freezing. Driving in this is somewhat less pleasurable; fortunately, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Two Data Points

While it is true that the Netherlands is one of the most prosperous countries in the EU, the other side of the coin is that there is also more poverty than in previous years. In particular, after a long period … Continue reading

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