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Melanie is the English form of Mélanie, the French form of Latin Melania derived from Ancient Greek melas meaning “black, dark”.

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Janni van Pelt (Dutch c20th)

A G3 modernist coffee table designed by Janni van Pelt in 1958, and manufactured  by Metaform, Holland. This table has a black lacquered solid metal frame and a wire reinforced glass top. 16 more words

Sint Eustatiusius(Netherlands)

St.Eustatius also known as Statia is part of the Caribbean Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but English is the “language of everyday life” on the island and education is solely in English. 136 more words

{A Division}

I feel the memory before it is translated for me.
D— swings his arm wide from his body, just above
the ocean’s soft waves,
speaking quickly and persistently in his language. 63 more words



Amsterdam was definitely one of the coolest and most unique cities I have visited on this trip. The city has beautiful architecture, a lovely canal system, and overall a very cool vibe. 556 more words

Safeguards for the mentally ill and the demented are slipping away — Right to Life New Zealand

The following article is a re-post from the MercatorNet.org website and is by Michael Cook Jun 20 2017 Reads… If there is anyone who could be called a patron saint of Dutch euthanasia, it is the psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot.

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Lions, the Dutch, and Maps

Back in the 16th century, the “Leo Belgicus” helped the Netherlands win a long war for independence. Read Cara Giaimo’s fascinating illustrated post about this here at Atlas Obscura: … 9 more words