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Street scenes...Haarlem, The Netherlands--

BAM!  Strolling through ‘istoric towns like Haarlem in the Netherlands is a joyous experience.  The imagination runs wild with images of past figures doing their various things here, there, and everywhere. 183 more words


Makin' the donuts in Haarlem--

BOOM!  Here we are kickin’ it in Haarlem, The Netherlands. . .got to do some work occasionally, and it is wonderful when it happens in thousand-year-old towns like this one. 241 more words


Excerpt from Patricia Ketola's "Dirty Pictures"

“On the day of the big event I walked through the hours until seven like I was living in zombie land. I started dressing around five, making sure I wore a disposable polyester dress that wouldn’t leave any fibers scattered around the murder site. 396 more words

Contemporary Fiction

On Four Days In Amsterdam...

We just spent the better part of four days in Amsterdam, honestly a city I didn’t ever think to visit.

I like the people here. They are not overly friendly (little eye contact) but when you engage them are like the French in that they are friendly and want to help. 1,373 more words


two dimensional gargoyles

ugly with truth

in appeal to frank

Dutch master fancies

unflattering candid expressions

life hardened and lean

all the peasant-boned anguish

in ply of survival… 81 more words


Welcome to Yucca Flats

Love the dutch masters. Great Van Dyck exhibit at the Frick. Another artist Jan Steen painted common folk in  huge  kitchens. The kitchens in my building are very small. 247 more words


As the capital and most populated city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a spirited and unique city.

It is popular among tourists for many attractions:  museums, canals, the Anne Frank house, the red-light district, tulips, and cannabis coffee shops, to name a few. 388 more words