No Consent: Mandy (part 2)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

No family heirloom, but… those rings…

I haven’t grown up with the idea that as the firstborn I will inherit the family…

No Consent: Mandy (part 1)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

Assessing my priorities

In the past couple of months things have changed in my life. Some circumstances have forced…

No Consent: Busted (part 2)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

No Consent: Busted (part 1)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

Suck & swallow, on repeat

This post was first shared in 2012, and always when I see the title, I remember…

Vignettes of some missed connections

Only as alone as I want to bePassing all the people standing on the streetThe fallen…

No Consent: Time to end it

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

No Consent: Sneaky business

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

Memories frozen in time

In a recent post I mentioned how doing research for a family tree has sparked some…

No Consent: Jealousy rears its head

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

No Consent: Lily (part 3)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

One defining moment after the other

Looking back on my life, I know there have been some defining moments, moments that changed…

Are we really back this time?

Back in September 2019 I wrote a post with the title ‘Are we back?‘ and a…

Showing herself… aka as showing myself

I originally posted ‘Showing herself’ on 30 November 2010, which was actually the beginning days of…

Family tree sparks memories

Last week I visited my daughter, and as we sat outside, enjoy a bit of a…

The nineties: The ‘joyride’ of my life

My teen years were in the late seventies and the first half of the eighties, while…

No Consent: Lily (part 2)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

Continuing personal growth

After writing my last post on personal growth, I had more to say… The past months…

No Consent: Lily (part 1)

This is the rework of a self-published auto-biographical story (2008), rewritten for this blog. Names of…

Out cold…

It’s funny how you sometimes just can’t think of anything else, no matter how hard you…

Personal growth and learning

For May’s personal growth meme I have written about some doors that closed during lockdown, linked…

More on Strengths and Weaknesses

Note: this post turned out a bit longer than was initially intended. I have written about…

Snippy, my mom’s dog

Back when we lived in Namibia, we lived in a house on the outskirts of one…

Some doors closed during lockdown

Mid March — on the sixteenth to be specific — we went into lockdown. Now the…

Victory!

Sleeping with the musician? I have never had a crush on any musician, or if I…

De Vierdaagse, 160km in four days

1999, Nijmegen, Netherlands It was the day before we would participate in 83rd edition of the…

Heaven and Hallelujah

Where I know a lot of music and listen to many genres, I very rarely remember…

She wanted to be set free

Content note: death, grief, passing of a loved one. Every year on the fourth of July,…

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