zondag 31 mei 2009


'Then they saw what looked like fiery tongues moving in all directions, and a tongue came and settled on each person there'.

Pentecost (Ancient Greek: πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], pentekostē [hēmera], 'the fiftieth day') is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year, celebrated on the 49th day (7 weeks) after Easter Sunday - or the 50th day inclusively, hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday. [source: Wikipedia]

My friend the artist and sculptor Wim van Willegen made this object. Three rather heavy pieces of steel were laser cut to reveal the shapes of three different leaves. To me the silhouettes of those leaves resemble a single licking flame in a way. And although the empty leaf forms are light as air, the raw material needed to define all three weighs heavily on the person carrying such a fiery tongue. And so it is with the responsability of Pentecost. Address all nations from coast to coast, but speak with prudence. Enjoy your celebration and all the linguistic skills you have gained on Whitsunday.

dinsdag 12 mei 2009



Peter Duyvelshoff - a man born to fish - now shares his in-depth knowledge on walleye fishing with fellow fishermen and tourists alike. His website www.snoekbaarsgids.nl offers guided day trips on the lakes and canals surrounding Amsterdam. An ideal combination for the visiting angler who also wants to enjoy all the other treats of Amsterdam - free thinking capital of the world

Check out Peter's new website

Peter Duyvelshoff is one of the most successful pioneers of modern Dutch walleye fishing and also a trusted personal friend of mine. There is no other fisherman in the Netherlands that holds as many 1st and 2nd place titles during 30 years of competitive Dutch walleye tournaments. In recent years, with team member John van Helvert, Peter was Dutch Champion for two years in a row during the Netherlands National Professional Walleye Tournament. Together they produced the award winning walleye film: ‘Amsterdam, Walleye Capital of the World’ (2000). They worked for over a year on this film with a small professional camera crew, resulting in an outstanding production. Truly unique is the random catch of two Dutch record walleyes live on camera! Apart from being a passionate walleye angler, Peter just loves to fish for salmon and trout in Alaska. For over 25 years he organizes successful fly fishing trips to the Last Frontier. His strength during these trips lies in the fact that he guides small groups (maximum of 5 persons) so that he can devote his special attention to everyone in the group. In the website menu there is a special category with Alaska pictures and more information on the arrangements of these trips.