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  • The Final, Take 3

    Posted on July 10th, 2010 michiel 2 comments

    We’ve made it to the final, again. “We” as in eleven (and some) guys from my home country playing football, and “the final’ referring to the very last 2010 World Cup match determining which team will be crowned the Champion of the World for the next four years.

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  • Online social networking and the reverse warp drive through spacetime

    Posted on November 15th, 2009 michiel 3 comments

    Someone once said that life is like a box of chocolate. I think that analogy was as sweet as it is flat. Of course you don’t know what you’re going to get, but life must be larger than that. I picture it more like how the big bang created the universe – a forever expanding spacetime trip. Forever? Maybe not entirely. I’m noticing that another fast-expanding phenomenon is starting to have a profound impact on my spacetime travels. I’m talking about online social networking, which is pulling me in reverse warp drive, forcing my spacetime continuum to collapse again.

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  • Pirates, of the Caribbean and elsewhere

    Posted on April 12th, 2009 michiel 4 comments

    I think we have a pretty promising new guy running the show right now, but if Walt Disney would ever return from his death to be President, this small world would be so full of peace that even pirates would be cool. Like Johnny Depp. That’s clearly not the case though. Pirates, of the Caribbean and elsewhere, are not like Jack Sparrow. They are nasty evil-doers, to use another Presidential analogy.

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  • Sir Ouwersloot was an old school salty soul

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 michiel 22 comments

    I vividly recall the Summers I spent as a kid at Sailing Institute Holland in Andel, a small village at the borders of a closed off stretch of the Maas river, in the middle of the Netherlands. Right there my passion for sailing got ignited, not to be extinguished ever since.

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  • Time is very relative on the open waters

    Posted on March 13th, 2009 michiel 1 comment

    With the return of Daylight Saving Time last Sunday, my mind went wandering off to the meaning of time on the open waters. Time is very relative out there.

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