Wilco's articles

  • We zijn weer thuis

    - 11 years ago - 2 comments
    Na een maand of 5 op reis te zijn geweest (project in Engeland, vakanties in America en Turkije) zijn we eindelijk weer eens thuis. En dat is goed! Hopelijk heb ik weer wat meer tijd om echt met fotografie bezig te zijn, en niet alleen maar vakantiekiekjes...of nog erger... werk

  • Grafschrift

    - May  7, 2009
    Als atheist denk ik al een tijdje na over m'n grafschrift. Een tekst als 'hier rust' vindt ik raar, want als ik dood ben, dan ben ik er niet meer. Rusten is een raar woord daarvoor. Een paar maanden geleden bedacht ik een tekst die me wel aanstond. Het beschrijft de absurdheid van het bestaan, en de ongelooflijke grootsheid van tijd en helal ten opzichte van een menselijk leven: "Nog even, en ik ben langer dood dan levend" As an atheist I've been pondering a while now about my epitaph. I consi…

  • Dogs

    - May 21, 2008
    As a child, I was afraid of dogs...I used to cry whenever a dog would approach me. For that reason, my parents got a poodle. I could grow up with a (small) dog in the family, and they reasoned that it would me over my fear. Although it helped a lot, I always considered big dogs to be dangerous and approached them with a lot of care. Until we got Nio. When visiting the farm where he was born, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks came barking and running outside. I didn't like that, they were big dogs.…

  • Operation - makes you dizzy

    - February 26, 2008
    Today, Nio, our oldest Rhodesian Ridgeback had an operation. He had one additional nipple on his chest, which was growing quite fast. That was removed, to avoid future problems. He is really timid now, and stays in his bench for most of the time... It reminds me of a poodle my parents had when I was young. It was traumatized as a puppy in getting trimmed (haircut). He used to bite the trimmer. At the end, only my Uncle, who also raised him has a puppy was able to do the trimming for a few yea…

  • Never time to read...

    - February 13, 2008
    The last couple of years, I've been wanting to read some books, but never found the time. This has changed! Since September last year, I'm traveling towards a customer for 70 kilometers back & forth. Under normal circumstances, this would take about 45 minutes by car. However, the dutch traffic is quite busy during rush hour, and 70 km of highway can take up 1 to 1,5 hours. Today, on the way back it took me even 2 hours. This is where audiobook come in. Having loads of idle time in the car…

  • Illnesses

    - November  2, 2007 - 3 comments
    After being ill myself (a mild version of the flew) and just following me my wife Carla, now our dogs are ill. Nga is suffering from a bad cough, and Nio is getting it from her. This morning, Nga was pulling the leash as usual, but she started coughing. I though nothing of it, because she was pulling quite hard. In the 3 weeks we have her now, she has grown from 5.5 to 8 kilograms. She's getting stronger fast. Nio will have a hard time, she's bossing him around already now and then, little as sh…

  • Nga in three weeks..

    - September 23, 2007 - 2 comments
    We just confirmed that we are going to add Nga to our family. The owner of Nga was delighted to hear about it. Carla was very happy, as you can see, and so am I...after a few weeks of searching for a puppy, we finally found one that we liked. Carla did most of the search work. She first looked in Holland, but there are very few  bloodlines of Rhodesian Ridgebacks that do not have a common ancester  with Nio, our current RR. She then tried to look for dogs abroad and saw some very nice one…

  • Nga

    - August  7, 2007 - 5 comments
    Oh dear! We did it. We though of a potentional new name for a 2nd Rhodesian Ridgeback. It's Nga. It fits nice with Nio, but it's different enough to avoid name clashes. That's probably one of the last steps we needed to start looking around for a nest of RR's. It's very exciting! For the rest, I'm very busy working at the moment. The few moments I do have available I spend taking pictures and uploading them. Unfortunately, I don't have much time to enjoy everybody else's work at the moment…

  • Music

    - July 24, 2007
    Music was my first love. And it will be my last. A few lines of a John Miles song that are applicable to so many people. Once you're struck with the music virus you cannot escape. I for instance was struck with the www.cardiacs.com virus many years ago. They are a unknown UK punk-symphonic-rock-art band that lasted for 20-odd years now. Brilliant music that is great on CD, but even better live on stage. When my father heard he had cancer and he had not very long to live, my wife called me t…

  • Running!

    - July 15, 2007 - 1 comment
    Nio loves running. He's constantly challenging other dogs to run with him. It makes him happy. When he meets a dog that can match his speed and stamina, pictures like this one are easy to make. Just point the camera and shoot as many times as you can. This dalmation for instance, who is just over 5 months old, was the kind of dog Nio likes. He would go on forever. When Nio stopped, the dalmation would challenge him. When the dalmation stopped, Nio kept on going. They were running with eacho…

  • Walking twice

    - July 15, 2007 - 1 comment
    Today we went walking with Nio twice. He's really in a great shape and seems to have unlimited energy. First we went to "De Roestelberg" in the Drunensche Duinen. Then, in the evening to the lake near Eindhoven, together Arjan and Michelle and their dogs Shilo and Tyr (Islanding sheppards). Walking Nio is really great. We (my wife Carla and me) really enjoy seeing him running, he's usually tricking other dogs into running after him and then outruns them easily. During the walks we discuss man…