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jerry van den brink/colson: Harry, what a great surprise :). Welcome back in blogosphere. Welcome back on Plopor. Hope you will stay :). By the way: your first comment [...]

Harry Nizam: Hi Colson, it's good to be back on your nice blog again. I commented on your latest post but not shown.

jerry van den brink/colson: Great.Permanently? Promise? But what about http://ficklebookwhore.wordpress.com/? Anywaay, OK we'll meet again :).

atri: Hey Colson! Long time no speak :D Currently re-entering the blogging world! See you around, located (hopefully permanently) here: http://tyrannicalblankets.wordpress.com/ :D

jerry van den brink/colson: @ utomo: Thank you. I'm sure we'll have some wonderful times in the upcoming days in the company of children and grandchild :). Hope you [...]

Utomo: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014 !

colson/jerry van den brink: @ Lorraine: Wat heet toeval :). Nog extra toevallig is dat je haar op die plaats tegenkwam.Een jaar of vier geleden heb ik Adep en [...]

Lorraine: Hallo Colson, Ik had vanmiddag Bonnie kort gezien en gesproken op de oude brug in Arnhem!

jerryvandenbrink/colson: @ Utomo: Your posts, your grandchildren, were my inspiration :).

Utomo: Wow...I am glad to see you together again with your beloved grandson Kris !

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Agression in Religion’s Name.

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Love and looming danger

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Freedom of the Press and Iriana’s seating order.

 

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The necessary irritants

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Presidential Dilemmas

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