14 days in May: A Farewell to My Father, a Man who Should Have Died Sixty Years Ago. A True Story.

14 days in May: A farewell to my father, a man who should have died sixty years ago. A true story.

On May 1st 2011, I traveled from Ecuador to my native country to say goodbye to my dying father. Two intensive weeks followed, where death was constantly looking around the corner, while life was still the focus – his life.

About sixty years earlier, my father survived a serious accident. He was hit by a bullet in his face, a bullet that exploded in his head. Doctors only just managed to save his life. With a new, but maimed face he had to return to his hometown, the small village of his ancestors in the South of the Netherlands.

Back home, he found everything to be exactly the way he left it, but no one seemed to remember him anymore. However, he was determined to pick up his life right where he had left off months before. His former family life, his friendships, his hobbies, his job, and … above all, his relationship with the girl who lived around the corner.

During the two weeks I stayed in the Netherlands, we spoke often about this dramatic period and eventually he asked me to write down his story. With the help of his memories and those of family and friends, but also old letters, diaries, military and medical reports, I reconstructed his personal family history. Embedded though in the inevitable farewell. An inspiring true story. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries

Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries

Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries is partly a travel memoir, and partly an illustration of the transformative power that culturally immersive experiences can have on expanding cultural humility and facilitating healthy identity development. Drawing from hand-written journal entries and emails sent home while living and working for a year in Dalian, China (2002-2003), readers are taken on an entertaining ride filled with humor, sarcasm, and irreverence. With topics ranging from the challenges and rewards of teaching in China, to dog restaurants, wet-markets, and the SARS Pandemic, the stories within this book will expose readers to a world of interconnections, surprising parallels, contrasts, similarities, and at times, profound realizations. $8.88 on Kindle

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The Traveler of Truth (Sojourner Truth) America’s First Superhero

The Traveler of Truth (Sojourner Truth) America’s First Superhero

A slave woman escapes with her infant daughter in the dead of winter then returns to the town she had escaped from to legally outwit her former master, winning freedom for her abused son. She then went on to fight for women’s rights and laid the groundwork for allowing women to vote. All the while, risking her life to help other slaves and abolish slavery. Amazingly, she wasn’t able to read or write but met with three presidents, hundreds of politicians, gave speeches to crowds all over the country, found jobs for freed slaves. She spoke in front of congress. Challenged the first desegregation laws and helped shape the future of America becoming a national hero during the Civil War.

America’s First Real Superhero nobody hears about, The Traveler of Truth (Sojourner Truth).

This is not the normal boring documentary about Sojourner Truth. This is real. Her personal story. Why she escaped. The people she met. The problems she had to overcome. How she became so intertwined into American History and why the nation loved her. $5.99 on Kindle.

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Out of the Cage


Many people’s minds live in cages. People are limited to what they will accept and are stuck in their way of thinking. Seeing what I’ve seen and overcoming all that I’ve overcome has allowed me to be more open minded and look at life from different angles. To be “Out of the Cage” means to break free from the demons that keep us from being all we can be. The book contains thirty memoirs that address the different demons we have within ourselves such as fear, pride, overthinking, bitterness and many more.
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