Where I am? In the tiny little Kingdom of the Oranges of course. I didn’t make that up. In the Netherlands, you know, 33.000 square km, partly below sea level, Amsterdam, tulips, wooden shoes, mills, dikes, dykes, 17.000.000 bikes, A bridge too far, marijuana, abortion accepted, as is euthanasia, the constitutional monarchy, with King William Alexander of Orange (and a lot more) and Queen Maxima of Zorreguieta, Anne Frank, Hans Brinkers, Rembrandt, Mondrian, Van Gogh, Cruijff, Ajax, first University in 1456, etc. etc. Never been there?

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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