Sutonym 2017

Photos and comments about our year in Europe

Why Afghan Wars Are A Bad Idea: 2- June

June 20, 2017
According to Wikipedia, the first Anglo-Afghan war, from 1839 to 1842, became known as the disaster in Afghanistan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Afghan_War....
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Poop, infrastructure, and is America better? 15 June

June 20, 2017
Izzy must poop on the sidewalk most of the time. There are few opportunities for her to poop on grass, which had been her preferred poop-target. With a six poung dog, the...
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Fence and Speaking in Tongues 4 June

May 28, 2017
The first time I discovered all on my own that something someone told me was not true was in about 1953 or 1954. I was 3 or 4. I had seen an ad on TV for Jets cereal. Kid...
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Zussen in Amsterdam 26 May

May 25, 2017
Lenora and Linda came to visit us and pose for their picture with Susan. They had a list of things they wanted to do and they did them. And they walked and walked and wal...
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Vondel Art 25 May

May 25, 2017
Amsterdam has art in lots of places, not just the museums. This piece is located under a bridge where Van Baerlestraat goes over a little piece of Vondel Park. Someone ha...
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Voetballiefhebbers 24 May

May 25, 2017
To watch Ajax (eye-ox), soccer lovers showed up in tens of thousands on and near museumplein until the police declared it 'vol,' or full. So full was it, that the liefheb...
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What a Refugee Looks Like 23 May

May 23, 2017
Thanks to the many photojournalists who have shown us what refugees from the Middle East look like. This girl lives in Mosul. This picture was taken by Laurent Van der St...
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Fabrice! 22 May

May 23, 2017
Fabrice made this mosaic. It sits on the corner of a park in front of an Indian restaurant, near the street. Seems to be some kind of electrical building, maybe housing a...
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Homo Sapiens 14 May

May 17, 2017
Did you know that Google Translate will translate Latin into English? Not needed very often, but sometimes in Amsterdam. Did you also know that Nederland is one of the w...
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European Song Festival 13 May

May 13, 2017
More than 100 million people this evening are watching the European Song Festival on TV. Three hours with no commercials. Yodeling, singing, guitar playing, beefcake danc...
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Floppy Pots 12 May

May 13, 2017
There is a reflecting pool between the Rijksmuseum and the Museumplein. Somebody just put this very large collection of pots in the pool while I wasn't looking. Hmmm. Int...
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Esther & Elias 11 May

May 13, 2017
Within one lifetime, Esther Slap-Sammes, a 74 year old woman who lived in the neighborhood where we now live, was forcibly taken from her home by an occupying army, sent...
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Susan in Park 10 May

May 13, 2017
Our neighborhood is filled with buildings that are decorated with art and architectural details. The Concertgebouw was built in an open field, and the entire neighborhood...
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TGC 9 May

May 13, 2017
Me, Izzy, and the I Amsterdam sign. Taken by Ray, my new California friend. Dutch men do not wear baseball-type hats. Only kids. In fact, I have not seen them wear any ki...
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Schlock Abides in Utrecht 8 May

May 13, 2017
Given the number of visitors here, there could be a lot more of this sort of thing. But the tourist sites are thoroughly integrated into the city so there are no concentr...
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