The Plot: a chronology

Saalian Glaciation. 240.000 – 128.000 ya. In this era, temperatures fluctuated between relatively warm periods and full-blown ice ages. Scandinavian glaciers reached the current city of Nijmegen, changing the course of river Maas from North to West, and depositing sand and debris which now make up the push morene hills of the Lower Rhine Heights. I partly grew up in this bend of the Maas, looking … Lees Meer

Homesickness when at home

1997. On a warm, sunny Summer day in the garden of the house I grew up in, surrounded by pasturage with sheep, a corn field and a forest, I’m taking a sip of my soda, and suddenly the thought pops up: “Ik wil naar huis.” “I want to go home.” This was not the first, nor the last time that sentence enters my mind. It arrives … Lees Meer