About last christmas
Don’t worry, I will not throw you into Whamageddon. However, we must talk about Last Christmas. Let’s analyse this song for a moment.
I disliked Putin long before the invasion of Ukraine
To dislike someone is a strong emotion. When I dislike someone, that person must have messed it up, according to me. I disliked Putin long before the invasion of Ukraine began. I must admit, it didn’t get better after the invasion started.
I thought about The Day the Music Died
Triggered by an article in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool I thought about The Day the Music Died. This happened long before I was born. People are still talking about the tragic accident of 3 February 1959. Why is that?
It was always there and will always be there…
27 January 2020 is the day we pay our respect to the victims of the Holocaust. On this day in 1945, the concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated. I’m afraid I have some bad news for everyone with good intentions: it was always there and will always be there. I am referring to the way people…
Flashback to the year 2000 in photography
I wrote about the year 2000 in another article. I decided to write about photography, since it played an important role in my life. The year 2000 was important when it comes to photography. It’s time for a flashback to the year 2000 in photography.
Flashback to the year 2000
While everyone covers only the last decade, I decided to look further back in time. This is a flashback to the year 2000.
Ten myths about The Netherlands
That small country near the sea, that is mostly occupied by weed smoking people, who walk on wooden shoes. This is a blog about The Netherlands and myths about this country. Why? Because The Diligent Father is based in The Netherlands.
Thank you Philipp Franz von Siebold!
He was one of the first Europeans to teach Western medicine in Japan in the nineteenth century. Philipp Franz von Siebold loved plants and flowers. He loved them so much, that he decided to take many specimens with him to The Netherlands. Amongst those plants and flowers: the Japanese knotweed. Thank you, Philipp Franz von…