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Interview with Hannie Mommers

This interview was held when I became a “Giant Squid” on Squidoo (a former platform for revenue sharing articles). I am proud of it, making it a good reason to share: What is the single best piece of advice you’d give to everyone? Find your passion and go for it. Try to make a living […]

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The Dilbert Principle in practice

My favorite cartoon when I had a staff of my own I never worked in the States (I am Dutch), but my Dad worked at a Holland-based American factory, so during my high school era all my holiday jobs were in the office of that factory. They had adjusted to the Dutch way and had […]

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It is never too late to be happy

Moments of Need A couple of years ago I had a hard time. Being a caregiver for almost two decades took its toll. Because of this task and the state of the economy my company went down the drain. My body was giving me signs that I was aging. My son married in Spain, making […]

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Guidelines for a speech

An event to remember The other day I was in a seminar given by Dave Vanhoose and Dustin Mathews. It was a day full of information and practical guidelines on speaking in public and building up a strong presentation. A week before that, I was given the honor to open an exhibition. I had to […]

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Morris Minor Bristol, such a cutie

A car with high cuddliness My father was very proud to be one of the first car owners of the block. Probably that is the reason I could find pictures with this car on it. Because I have no pictures of later cars he owned. I was 4 when my parents bought this cute Morris […]

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Cats make me sneeze

I love cats, but I can’t have them This is about as much cat as I can handle. It’s a ceramic one I bought for myself when it was finally clear that I am highly allergic to cat hair. As a kid I used to visit a cat owner, who was like a second mother […]

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