Mark Rutte Patronizes The Dutch Dental Profession

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ll give Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte the benefit of the doubt. Here is a man under pressure because his entire liberal, easy-going vision of the world is being deep-frozen by a virus that’s even smaller than the smallest of viruses. In answer to a question on whether dentists could open their practices, Rutte patronizingly […]

Our Biggest Weakness Is To Think We Are Invincible

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Weakness, is thinking of oneself as invincible. – Roberto Saviano   Exactly one month ago, I started cancelling appointments at my dental practice, following advice from the Dutch dental association to only treat acute emergencies, and avoid patients who have been tested positive for the coronavirus or who present symptoms, like the plague. We are […]

Why A Writer Should Be Locked Up

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As a writer, you’ve got no excuse not to write – unless you have four toddlers crawling around your living room, creating havoc. I suppose that I can be forgiven for not writing because it really is a hobby. I’m spending most of my time cancelling appointments and worrying about the rest of humanity. But […]

Reflections (2) – Lockdown

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Reading Time: < 1 minute LOCKDOWN   A particle so small, shaped like a crown. A disease threatening to bring us down. And yet, in the distance, I find hope, a brilliance. I will march on into the daylight, I will endure and fight. Togetherness from you, is what I need, And on your love and compassion, I feed. The […]

Coronavirus Et Responsabilité Individuelle

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Il est étrange que ce que beaucoup de gens décrient dans nos sociétés – la solitude – nous évitera probablement de flirter avec une extinction partielle. En confinant l’ensemble de la population française à deux semaines d’assignation à résidence, Emmanuel Macron a utilisé l’un des maux de la société actuelle pour que les français puissent […]