Here is a collection of older posts I have written
As seen on and written for TechAcute.com as guest writer A couple of days ago I was randomly surfing on the internet and came across 2 articles regarding net-neutrality. It was an article from The Wallstreet Journal and The Guardian, in which they discussed how Facebook is using its powers in developing countries by serving […]
On Twitter I am connected with Silvia Spiva who is also writing for TechActuce.com. In her latest article: “How Intimacy Travels the World”. Silvia opens with: “The librarian in my soul doesn’t understand Snapchat. What is the point of creating something beautiful that can only be shared once? If it’s worth seeing, it’s worth defining, labeling, and […]
Open brief aan Geert Wilders (open letter to Geert Wilders English below Dutch) Geert, Geert, Geert….. Ik heb het eigenlijk met je te doen. Ettertje, galbakje, muggenziftertje, van me. Gaat alles goed met je? Misschien een aspirientje nodig? Misschien iets sterkers? Te veel paddo’s genomen zodat je nog altijd hallucineert? Waren de kikkers lekker […]
I don’t need possessions, or consumption to define who I am. I don’t need money to buy the attention I need. I don’t need wealth nor material richness to show other people how good I am and how well I have arranged my life. I don’t need a big house, an expensive car, fancy clothes, […]
This article tries to give a wider understanding of Boko Haram and tries to show that the situation is more complex than it is explained on the media. When we go back
In the year 2008 the biggest recession and economic crisis broke out in modern day history. The crisis went that deep that it was compared to the crisis in the late
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo events a lot of information and news is created to ‘inform’ us how bad the situation is, how big of a thread Muslims are and how ‘we’ are victims and that we have to stand up and protect what we have been building and that this is something […]
If I were to believe in a God, how would I connect? How would I feel? How would I react? How would I approach life here on earth? What would become of me if He was indeed there and be a guide, a father, a common spirit in us all? He might appear differently in […]
The Anger of Europe’s Young and Marginalized Muslims – From Teenage Angst to Jihad, by Abdelkader Benali Recently I read this opinion article on the New York Times, published January 13. It’t written by a Dutch young man who
If I were with you, I’d stand in front of you If I were with you, I’d gently put my hands on your side If I were with you, I’d let you look in my eyes and I’d smile If I were with you, by now you’d see how much I love you
What day will Jan 7 be remembered for? Just an ordinary Wednesday? A day where it is actually very cold? Yeah, cold it is. It’s freezing cold with a -17 Celsius. The skies were threatening dark, no sun, no brightness, and no clarity. The snow fell – clearing it was futile. That day I am […]
In the last half of 2014, Jurgen Todenhofer went to the “Caliphate” of IS, which is in Iraq. He is the first western journalist who got permission from the IS to visit the Islamic State, to see what it is, how they are organized, to discuss and to find out what they really want.
It is a rainy Thursday afternoon when I met Elena. Elena is from the Ukraine. She currently is working for a Russian company in the Netherlands that tries to find investments from The Netherlands to Russia.
Here at OWC MA we had the opportunity to meet Eszter and she has a story to tell. Actually, it is not only her story. It is the story of many Palestinians who are not heard in our part of the world. It is a story of people who are cut off of all what […]
Hey, Hello? Yeah you! Yeah, exactly, you! Don’t look around, it is not the other, it is you! I want to reach out to you, shake your hand and introduce. You the one who is searching. You the one who is going after a quest. You the one who want to know more, more about […]
Eventually, all live on earth only exist because of the energy from the sun. We have to look up and not down for resources to support life, our life. It is not oil, coal or gas but the sun instead. Oil, coal and gas are consequences of millions of years of many chemical processes and […]
The reality that we are witnessing, and being part, of is a very delicate and balanced system that supports life on earth. This balanced system must be understood to realize its value and in extend to take care of.
Deforestation is clearly linked with global warming and climate change. Trees have many benefits that is useful to sustain life as we know it, to protect the soils in various ways and they produce the oxygen we need to breathe. Beside this, there are also many people living in and from the forests. Tribes inthe […]
When we hear about global warming and climate change, we usually hear about the greenhouse effect. That the greenhouse effect is dangerous and endangering the planet’s atmosphere. The main element of warming up the world is CO2. Because burning of fossil fuels, like oil, coal and natural gas, CO2 is pumped in the air where […]