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Hostage-taking at Dutch radio station ends peacefully

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A man held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands for a little more than an hour on Thursday before he released her and was arrested, Dutch police said.

Gopher: Etymology of the day

While ultimately obscure, some think gopher, first attested in the early 1800s, comes from the Louisiana French gaufre, “honeycomb” or “waffle,” describing the structure of their burrows. 19 more words


Becoming a part of the new PR Team

My name is Mandy Janssen and I will be joining the new PR team until the beginning of March. I will be helping to organize the PuB NiGHTS and the weekly and monthly events. 216 more words


Knowing When to ”Pause” Language Studies

Sometimes you have a hobby or duty that you feel is actually more like a heavy stone than like a source of genuine joy.

Throughout my time learning languages, many of them have brought immense joy to me. 660 more words

Personal Reflection

Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands - Ben Coates

Summary from Goodreads:

The first book to offer an in depth look at hidden Holland and the fascinating people that live there, Why the Dutch are Different is an entertaining book about a country unlike any other. 555 more words


The road ahead is long

We have such a long way to go, still.

And I’m not even talking about overcoming divisions, ending structural racism, loving one’s neighbour.

Simply acknowledging the past is hard enough. 589 more words



I may never learn why pacing helps me sort out plot lines; all I know is it works.

Spent most of the morning viewing online unexplained mysteries vids. 678 more words