The Satirist - Essays
Smoking as Religion describes the similarities between smoking and religion.
Gossip as Social Currency Gossip is a form of legal tender, a social coinage we enjoy spending or saving as we would any other form of currency. To hear gossip is like finding coins in the street. "I can use this later," you may think as someone tells you something, in a whispered hush, or from a quiet place.
A Modest Proposal to Convert Shopping Malls into Prisons. Converting shopping malls into prisons could be a good solution for the U.S. economy!
Seeking refuge in ignorance, education on the rise - No Child Left Behind was put in place to ensure that all students were given educational opportunity, but it could be argued that it did just the opposite.
Satire Defined - terms like satire and burlesque are defined.
Sat-Critters: the Pathetic Lives of Satirists and Critics - a psychological assessment of the satirical or critical personality
Saturday at Amsterdam's Noordermarkt - Apple-pie is but one gastronomical delight you can find at the Noordermarkt, the biological market held each Saturday on the Prinsengracht near the Brouwersgracht.
Amsterdam's Westerpark - our own piece of grass on warm weather days.
Cycling in Amsterdam - There may not be hills, but battling the elements is no picnic.
How to survive the Dutch winter - Darkness. Rain. Punishing winds. Gray skies. “Oh God, when will it end?” These are some of the words that come to mind when thinking of Dutch winters.Ice Skating on Amsterdam Canals
Learning Dutch describes one man's fledgling efforts to master the Dutch tongue.
Weather In Holland - Does it rain every single day? The eternal question.
Satire: Hans Donkerzijde's Amsterdam Portal - Short biography of Hans Donkerzijde, a Golden Age Amsterdam architect who was maybe not such a good designer.
No New Taxes! - a remembrance.