Tag: Anton Foek

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Kalmykia History

Kalmykia between Time and Space

Where To This Time? Anton Foek Amsterdam, June 8 th 2021–Kalmykia is in Southern Russia. North of the Caucasus it is bordered by the Oblasts of Volgograd, Dagestan, Astrakhan, Rostov and Stavropol Krai. It has access to the Caspian Sea and the Volga River. The Republic has many natural resources and wildlife including the protected…
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Albert Camus

Tribute to Albert Camus

1913 – 1960 Part II Anton Foek Amsterdam, June 2021– By 1943, he was back in France, to join the staff of the clandestine Resistance newspaper Combat, and publish those books: first the novel “The Stranger” and then a book of philosophical essays, “The Myth of Sisyphus.” The novel and the essays announced the same theme,…
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Albert Camus

Tribute To Albert Camus

Part I Drean ( Algeria ) Nov. 7th 1913 – Villebin ( Provence ) Jan. 7th 1960 Without his work my life would have had another turn. No doubt. Albert Camus was an African / French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest…
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Maping the Human Brain

Mapping the Human Brain

Lichtman Laboratory at Harvard University in Boston has helped Google create the most detailed map yet of the connections in the human brain.  Amsterdam, 8 june 2021– Lichtman Laboratory at Harvard University and Google have created the most detailed map of the connections within the human brain yet, revealing a staggering amount of detail, including patterns…
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Clocks

Vintage Watches AntonFoek

Within a reasonably short period of time and in close cooperation with Mr. Kalle Slaap,  watchmaker and designer of his own brand in Western Friesland, North Holland,  our readers may expect a series of articles about the horlogerie in Europe. Our cooperation extends to Switzerland and France. Anton JieSamFoek Amsterdam, May 3d 2021

Brain

The Mysteries of the Brain

New study Amsterdam, April 7th 2021– It must have been something like: the more you study, the more you know. The more you know the more you forget. Or was it: the less you know the less you forget?  For all we hear of neuroscience’s great advances, the field has generated more questions than answers. …
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Hot Mud Indonesia

The Story of Hot Mud and Human Suffering

In Photographs Amsterdam, March 12 2021– Lusi, or Lumpur Sidoarjo Indonesian word for hot mud. It now is a household word in Indonesia, the result of an erupting mud volcano in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia since May 2006.  We visited not long after, for the BBC’s Outlook. Some suggest it happened…
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Burundi Civil War

Burundi, the Almost Forgotten Civil War

Beatriz and Bernard Amsterdam, March 12, 2021 – First thing the Vice Minister of Health in Bujumbura, the then Capital of Burundi says when I am entering his impressive office and on a story invited by a Dutch NGO, to report on the construction of a water system in Muyinga, is: ‘ Be welcome and…
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Miles Davis Sketches of Spain

The Sketches of Spain: Concierto de Aranjuez

Lessons for Life Amsterdam, 25 Feb. 2021– When I once, long ago, privately met with the fabulous Miles Davis in Berlin after a concert arranged by Hans-Georg Brunner Schwer, he, among many other things said,: “It takes a long time to sound like yourself.”  That remark surely took its time to ripen and grow as I went on with life…
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The Vintage Watch

For the Happy Few Amsterdam, January 2021 – Telling stories: that’s what vintage watches do.Of course: anyone can easily buy a new watch in all types and brands, and batteries on-line or in a real shop.  But a vintage watch is unique.  Perhaps worn by the judge who convicted crooks. Or by crooks themselves. Who…
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