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Judith van Praag
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Attended UCLA Extension, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Lives in Seattle, WA
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When in doubt go for a walkabout.
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I swear I thought I saw him breathe, cover of the album?
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Quest for Love of Self - Getting Rid of Toxic Shame
Some would say I had a difficult childhood older parents, one with double PTSD (WWI + WWII) the other suffering from chronic psychosis, both suffering from losses. Yet, I count myself fortunate that my parents loved me and showed me their love, however age ...
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Adman, Artist, Writer John "Jack" Davis Made Words Count
My mom and I used to play a game "Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet" or "I see what you don't see".  Note that the verb is "don't" not "can't". In other words, it's not about what you can't see, but what you miss seeing.  The clever ad for the (blue) Skoda ...
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My mom and I used to play a game "Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet" or "I see what you don't see".  Note that the verb is "don't" not "can't". In other words, it's not about what you can't see, but what you miss seeing.  T...
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'Ik wil mensen inspireren om het slechte weg te duwen. Te proberen iets te doen om er een betere wereld van te maken.' ~ Frieda Menco.
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Walkabout for Creativity
Coming to Seattle, I was astonished by how many people preferred to "visit" on foot. No chatting in cafes over coffee and apple pie, but strolls (a paper coffee cup in hand) or brisk walks through one of the Emerald City's 200 parks. More often than not, we...
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Gloria Garfunkel is able to make and break readers' hearts, at least that's how it is with mine. This author weaves a lifetime of experiences, both her own and others' into tightly crafted shorts. Not your daddy's, your bro's or lover's, short shorts, the kinds you can savor one word at a time.
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Schrijvers halen rouw uit het verdomhoekje
Wat me opvalt is dat verlies, verdriet en rouw sinds mijn vertrek in 1994 een zoveel meer bespreekbaar onderwerp is geworden.  Nog steeds zijn het de ervaringsdeskundigen die hun verhaal delen, maar meer en meer zijn het beroeps schrijvers of mensen werkzaa...
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Koffieleut - de lungo is een Americano
Onder het motto 'tijden van weleer', mijn eerste maanden in Seattle kon ik geen enkele 'barrista' zover krijgen een 'doorgelopen' espresso te trekken. Tot ik eentje die met een koffiekar voor Lower Queen Anne Hill's Tower Records & Books (nu een Chase bank)...
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Onder het motto 'tijden van weleer', mijn eerste maanden in Seattle kon ik geen enkele 'barrista' zover krijgen een 'doorgelopen' espresso te trekken. Tot ik eentje die met een koffiekar voor Lower Queen Anne Hill's Tower Rec...
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Treading on Thin Ice with Pumps - Free after Ralph Waldo Emerson
Symbols are all around us. We live among them, and we know when we are touching a sensitive spot. We know we're not supposed to burn flags, we know we can hurt people's feelings. At a time when nerves are exposed, do we really literally want to tread on sac...
Symbols are all around us. We live among them, and we know when we are touching a sensitive spot. We know we're not supposed to burn flags, we know we can hurt people's feelings. At a time when nerves are exposed, do we reall...
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Relax - It's Retrospection Time || Mercury Retrograde
Prepare with the listed themes lof Mercury Retrograde in mind, and: - Be extra careful not to put both feet in your (or someone else's) mouth. - Write down appointments with pen or pencil on paper. - Double check not to spread myself to thin, can't be in t...
Prepare with the listed themes lof Mercury Retrograde in mind, and: - Be extra careful not to put both feet in your (or someone else's) mouth. - Write down appointments with pen or pencil on paper. - Double check not to...
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memoirist, arts & lit journalist/writer, artist/designer
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  • Dutchess Abroad
    journalist/writer, artist/designer, present
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Seattle, WA
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Zandvoort, the Netherlands - Amsterdam - Allardsoog - Roderesch - Groningen - Westwood, CA - Santa Monica, CA - Pacific Palisades, CA - Bel Air, CA - Austin, TX - Wimberley, TX - Seattle, WA - Manchester, CT - Willimantic, CT - Paris, France -
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Writing Artist, Architectural Tourguide and Organic Gardener
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Writing Artist, Organic Cook and Gardener, Cultural Tour Guide, Colorist, Eco Green, sometimes Blue; Pragmatic to the Bone.Originally from the Netherlands I make my home in the Pacific Northwest with husband and pooch. My background lies in multicultural theater. Over time the balance tipped over to studio + literary arts. I'm working on a screenplay based on a novel about art, love and redemption in a cold country, and a memoir about growing up on a nut farm and coming out halfway sane.
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Core members of American/Dutch artist collective Taller Amsterdam called me "Mama Grande" (I wore many a hat). Stood at cradle of Multicultural Theater in the Netherlands with African-American Director Rufus Collins† and Surinamese Director Henk Tjon†. Worked for Netherlands/Turkish Theater Company with Vasif Öngören†. Wrote storybook for three of Luly Yang's Runway Fashion Shows, and was her speech writer. Have been presenting architectural tours of Rem Koolhaas - OMA /LMN's Seattle Central Public Library since the opening in May 2004.
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  • UCLA Extension, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
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J.H.J.S. van Praag
Seeing "loved it" regarding a Holocaust Center seems strange, however if I change my appreciation from 5 to 4 stars, it'll say "Liked it" and that doesn't do this small but excellent educational center enough credit. So, Love it will have to do. We first visited the center to see the exhibition "ENEMY ALIENS": THE INTERNMENT OF JEWISH REFUGEES IN CANADA, 1940-1943. The curation of this exhibit was excellent, and coming from the Netherlands (and Texas) the exhibit taught us things we didn't know yet about that era.The present exhibit on NAZI PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS 1933-1945 may very well justify another trip across the border.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Eight years ago we arrived at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter and were greeted by about six large dogs, each in their own kennel. At the very end a little white and caramel pup barked as loud as the big guys "take me, take me." The handlers told us we could open the door to the kennel, and she jumped in my arms. Still reluctant to take on the responsibility I asked what they knew about her beside what was stated on her paperwork. They said she had to be a Basenji terrier mix, gave me a leash and suggested I'd take her for a walk on the grounds. Meanwhile my husband learned there was no —leaving to think it over. "There's two other parties interested, if they return before you, she'll be gone." So here are, Mocha nearly nine. To the nice guys over there, we thank you for telling us not to waste any time!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We used to live a few blocks away from this Trader Joe's. I walked over every day, as though living in Europe again, to pick up daily needs and some friendly banter with staff members. Trader Joe's is still one of our favorite merchants, love the goods, the prices and the attitude.
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We're boring customers, we always eat the same things. Yet, this means we get the best service we can wish for at Azuma. The moment someone sees our faces, whether it's the owner/ sushi chef, his wife or the waiters, we've got our miso soup in front of us about the same time we sit down. Got to love that. Also love the food. It's family friendly, and for some reason (yes!) children who eat at Azumi are well behaved and enjoy their pickin's.
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reviewed 3 years ago