Ben Oostdam's OWN stories

CONTENTS: Alphabetic and by Keyword

as per July 9, 2007



  • A $50 Windfall...Again! - September 28, 2006
  • By bike from Holland to France, 1950 - August 23, 2004
  • Summer 1950! - February 3, 2006 and December, 2000
  • Back at the Institute (KIM, January 1951) - February 4, 2006 and July 7, 1998
  • I resign from the Dutch Naval Academy, 1952 - February 3, 2006 and November 23, 1999
  • Retrieved from the ashes: 1954 Inventory of BLO's Personal Effects! - October 5, 2006
  • Recollections on July 4, 1993 on "A Dozen Years Ago" - May 1, 2006 and July 4, 1993
  • PA 230, on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - March 14-16, 2005

  • A

  • Large Sizes at Sea [abalone] - Feb.25, 2007b
  • Adverteren = Advertising - November 20, 2006
  • Lobsters Galore [Affenrucken, SWA] - November 9, 2005
  • Aggregate - January 20, 2007
  • Foreign Aid and Foreign Travel - February 18, 2007a
  • Adventures in Alexandria and Cairo - January 14, 2006
  • Amish Country, May 19, 2006 - May 21, 2006
  • Amish Laundry - January 5, 2007
  • USIA/USIS "AMPART", 1989: Barbados, Dominica, Syria, New Zealand - February 20/1, 2007
  • Life on Amsterdam Canals - March 18, 2006
  • The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra - September 25, 2002
  • Anecdotes - July 31, 2006 and 20031029
  • Angkor - November 12, 1956
  • Louis Murray, Chief Geologist, Anglo American Corp. - Nov 5, 2005; April 11, 2004
  • Ankle Wound - October 21, 2006
  • Een Dozijn Geredde Ansichtkaarten in Dutch)
  • Anti - Serendipity - December 12,2004
  • Variations on "Appalachians" - December 14,2004
  • APSARA - February 18c, 2006
  • Rapacious Rwandan Bureaucracy Kills Promising Aquaculture Project thanks, Chris! - March 31, 2007
  • Asian Ducks - June 20, 2006
  • Aunt Tinah - February 12, 2007
  • Aye Aye - October 1, 2002

  • B

  • Pikiran2 and van Overeem [Balkans] - January 25, 2005
  • Is Boka Kotor a Fjord ? [Balkans] - September 13, 2005
  • Ne Raboti Bulbank ! [Balkans] - July 10, 2005
  • Reflections [Balkans] - March 28, 2006
  • The Importance of Mr. Dunlop's Balls - December 18, 1999
  • The Harrisburg Peneplain [Bank] - December 2, 2005
  • Tale of The Banker's Wife - September 25, 2002 (sic, or sick)
  • USIA/USIS "AMPART", 1989: Barbados, Dominica, Syria, New Zealand - February 20/1, 2007
  • Like Father like Son [Barend] - December 31, 2005
  • Barnacles Beget Breakdancing - August 2, 2006
  • Horseback Riding with the Bank - December 10, 1999
  • The Importance of Mr. Dunlop's Balls [Bank] - December 18, 1999
  • A Tend(er) Lecture by Mr. Moll [Bank] - December 15, 1999
  • Holland behind Bars - August 23, 2004
  • Bay Swinger - August 8, 1993
  • The Grammar School Beast - Dec.5, 1944 and Dec.20, 2004
  • Like Father like Son [Ben Jr] - December 31, 2005
  • By bike from Holland to France, 1950 - August 23, 2004
  • EPA Perciacepsion and Bioterrorism - November 18, 2005
  • Bird in Hand -
  • Black Coral on Molokini - May, 1966 (unfinished)
  • Tales of my Dad [BLO Sr] - January 16, 2006
  • Wilhelmina School Photos of the 1950's and '60's (in Dutch) [BLO Sr] - October 8, 2006
  • Wilhelmina School Afscheidsliederen, 1950's (in Dutch) [BLO Sr] - October 10, 2006a
  • Nieuwe Wilhelmina School, 1955 (in Dutch) [BLO Sr] - October 10, 2006b
  • Wilhelmina School Diversen, 1950's and 1960's (in Dutch) - October 13/14, 2006 [BLO Sr]
  • Uitleg van Wilhelmina School "beeldverhalen" reeks (in Dutch) - November 5, 2006 [BLO Sr]
  • Three Strikes You're Out, DOC! [BLO Sr] - April 30, 2006
  • The Grammar School Beast [BLO Sr] - Dec.5, 1944 and Dec.20, 2004
  • Bloopers - collected by BLO 1989-1997
  • Lexa's Speech to the Birds, February, 2000 - April 8, 2006c and Feb., 2000
  • Is Boka Kotor a Fjord ? - September 13, 2005
  • I invented the BONGO NET ! - December 29, 2003
  • Barnacles Beget Breakdancing - August 2, 2006
  • Breakfast - March 23, 2005
  • E - vocative B rief - February 28, 2005
  • Ne Raboti Bulbank ! - July 10, 2005
  • President Bush, my grandson Paul and spelling at Conestoga Elementary - December 18, 2004

  • C

  • Adventures in Alexandria and Cairo - January 14, 2006
  • Chicken Cambodja - October 9, 2003
  • Life on Amsterdam Canals - March 18, 2006
  • Captain Anon's Tales: his service in the Navy - December 18, 2006a
  • Captain Anon's Tales: Ships and boats - December 21, 2006a
  • Captain Anon's Tales: Ze Peixe = "The Fish" - December 28, 2006A
  • Captain Anon's Tales: Serendipity - January 7, 2007
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? [Changjiang] - February 13, 2006
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? [Roger Charlier - February 13, 2006
  • The Delaware Bay Marine Science Center - December 5, 2003
  • A $50 Windfall...Again! [Chattanooga] - September 28, 2006
  • Chicken Cambodja - October 9, 2003
  • Sycamores in China - December 9, 2005
  • Three Gorges [China] - August 31a, 2006
  • Reconciling in Chinese - August 27, 2004
  • Coastal Zone Management, Erongo Region Namibia, 1997 - March 6, 2005
  • Coastal Zone Management, Erongo Region, Namibia - January 22, 2006
  • The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra - September 25, 2002
  • President Bush, my grandson Paul and spelling at Conestoga Elementary - December 18, 2004
  • Conestoga Trip with Paul - 1995 and Feb.23, 2005
  • The Marine Science Consortium - 198701xx, 19990208, 199903yy and Jan.20, 2005
  • Serendipity, part 5: Captain Cook - October 18/19, 2004
  • Copyright and Copyduty - December 10, 2005
  • Copyright and Copyduty - December 10, 2005
  • The Cormorant - May 25, 2006
  • Shepard Vindicated [Cousteau] - January 25, 2005
  • Creatures on the World Wide Web - January 23, 2006
  • Lakhs and Crores - February 18b, 2006

  • D

  • Septuple D - April 1, 2003 & November 22, 2004
  • Tales of my Dad - January 16, 2006
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things - August 3, 2006
  • Dean - October 24, 2006
  • Helicopter Sampling [Delaware Bay] - November 26, 2005
  • The Delaware Bay Marine Science Center - December 5, 2003
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? [Delaware River - February 13, 2006
  • DELL and OUTSOURCING - February 18a, 2006
  • Demolition Day One: 169 Slackwater Road Garage Apartment - r.i.p. - November 16/8, 2006
  • Coastal Zone Management, Erongo Region Namibia, 1997 [Denmark] - March 6, 2005
  • Transkei Detour - May 23/4, 2007
  • DIATOMS: Stranger than Sci-Fi ! - March 1, 2006
  • Multi-Order Distractions on a Rainy Day - May 18, 2007
  • My first ocean dive - July 18, 2005 (20021028)
  • USIA/USIS "AMPART", 1989: Barbados, Dominica, Syria, New Zealand - February 20/1, 2007
  • Recollections on July 4, 1993 on "A Dozen Years Ago" - May 1, 2006 and July 4, 1993
  • Dream of March 18, 2004
  • Dream - February 14, 2007
  • A Million Dollars a Yard [Dream) - April 17, 2004 -
  • Lexa and the Magic Fish Tanks [Dream] - September 5, 2004
  • Drugs - October 22, 2006
  • Drug Names - November 24, 2006
  • Asian Ducks - June 20, 2006
  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies [Duivenbode] - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • The Importance of Mr. Dunlop's Balls - December 18, 1999
  • Pikiran2 and van Overeem [Dutch Consulting Companies] - January 25, 2005
  • Dutch Fisheries - July 10, 2006
  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • Dutch Submarines - June 5, 2006
  • The Rantings of the Mad Dutchman - Dec 11, 1991 & Nov 26, 2004

  • E

  • Can You Eat It ? - December 5, 2003
  • WW II Emergency Stove - October 2003 and September 30, 2004; addition: September 10, 2005
  • VEMA Seamount Expedition, November 9-18, 1964 - November 9, 2005
    [to commemorate launching dates of HMS "Marauder",in 1938 (renamed to "Emerson K" in 1958),
    as well as the VEMA expedition in 1964]

  • Alleged Deleterious Effects of Sewage Sludge Dumping on Oysters ;o] [USEPA] - February 13, 2005
  • EPA Perciacepsion and Bioterrorism - November 18, 2005
  • How to grow a Skyscraper? [Erika] - January 10, 2007b
  • E - vocative Brief [Erika] - February 28, 2005
  • Ernesto Aftermath - September 2, 2006
  • Coastal Zone Management, Erongo Region Namibia, 1997 - March 6, 2005
  • Coastal Zone Management, Erongo Region, Namibia - January 22, 2006
  • Adventures in Alexandria and Cairo - European-Arab Dialogue - January 14, 2006
  • Some Notes on the Study of ESTUARIES - February 25, 2006a
  • a very quiet evening - May 26, 2006
  • The Economic Impact on Western Europe of the Rise of Islam in the 7th and 8th Centuries - March 14, 1960 and June 1/2, 2007
  • E - vocative Brief - February 28, 2005
  • Some Comments on Export Statistics of India - June 17, 2006

  • F

  • Falling Up - November 16, 2004
  • Family Jewels - December 5, 2003
  • Arthur Fiedler on the Roof - December 15, 2005
  • 169 Slackwater Garage Fire, September 5, 2006 - September 5, 2006
  • Firemen - September 30, 2006
  • Fish - Fisheries and Related Topics: Table of Contents - February 2, 2007c
  • Menhaden, Fishplant and TMSC - April 14-15, 2006
  • Lexa and the Magic Fish Tanks - September 5, 2004
  • Dutch Fisheries - July 10, 2006
  • Fish(ing) Stories - November 13, 2004
  • Like Father like Son [fishing] - December 31, 2005
  • Is Boka Kotor a Fjord ? - September 13, 2005
  • The Three Patron Saints of TMSC: Paul Hess, Eleanor Flick and Paul Prince - March 25, 2006
  • Go Fly A Kite Kid ! - September 30, 2004
  • Foreign Aid and Foreign Travel - February 18, 2007a
  • By bike from Holland to France, 1950 - August 23, 2004

  • G

  • 169 Garage Apartment - May 1, 2006
  • Garage Conversion, 2006 - August 21/2, 2006
  • 169 Slackwater Garage Fire, September 5, 2006 - September 5, 2006
  • 169 Slackwater Garage Ruins - September 7, 2006
  • Demolition Day One: 169 Slackwater Road Garage Apartment - r.i.p. - November 16/8, 2006
  • New Garage Apartment I: Footers - December 18, 2006b
  • New Garage Apartment II: Concrete Walls - December 21, 2006
  • New Garage Apartment III: Beams and Joists - December 22, 2006
  • New Garage Apartment IV: First Floor - January 2, 2007
  • New Garage Apartment V: Top Floor Walls, Trusses, Roof - January 14, 2007a
  • New Garage Apartment VI: Ground Floor Walls, Apron - January 14, 2007b
  • New Garage Apartment VII:Garage Floor and Roofing - January 16, 2007b
  • New Garage Apartment VIII: Frames, Windows, Loft, Bricks - February 2, 2007a
  • New Garage Apartment IX: Siding, Wiring, Plumbing - February 24, 2007a
  • New Garage Apartment X: Insulation, Drywall, Drywall Finishing - March 15, 2007
  • New Garage Apartment XI: Trimming, Painting, Flooring - March 22, 2007
  • New Garage Apartment XII : Installations - April 29, 2007
  • New Garage Apartment XIII : Final Details - April 30, 2007
  • New Garage Apartment XIV : Burkholder Paving - May 1, 2007
  • New Garage Apartment XV: Final Touches, May 2007 - May 13, 2007b
  • Garage Apartment: Table of Contents - February 2, 2007b
  • Three Gorges - August 31a, 2006
  • The Grammar School Beast - Dec.5, 1944 and Dec.20, 2004
  • Gravitas - September 29, 2002
  • Falling Up [Gravity] - November 16, 2004
  • Would I qualify for the Guinness Book of Records? - September 19, 2005; July 4, 2004

  • H

  • Sunday Morning Radio: Karl Haas, Garrison Keillor and Daniel Schorr - March 13, 2005
  • Serendipity, part 2: Khalid Hamid - November 12, 2002
  • The Harrisburg Peneplain - December 2, 2005
  • Topless revisited [Hawaii] - October 6, 2002
  • Heart Specialist Scare - February 27, 2005
  • Protest against deceptive practices, pricing policies and propaganda [heating oil prices] - February 9, 2006
  • Helicopter Sampling - November 26, 2005
  • HERE - February 25, 2004
  • The Three Patron Saints of TMSC: Paul Hess, Eleanor Flick and Paul Prince - March 25, 2006
  • Would I qualify for the Guinness Book of Records? [long distance hitchhiking] - September 19, 2005; July 4, 2004
  • Holland behind Bars - August 23, 2004
  • Horseback Riding with the Bank - December 10, 1999

  • I

  • I invented the BONGO NET ! - December 29, 2003
  • Retrieved from the ashes: 1954 Inventory of BLO's Personal Effects! - October 5, 2006
  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • The Importance of Mr. Dunlop's Balls - December 18, 1999
  • Some Comments on Export Statistics of India - June 17, 2006
  • Lakhs and Crores [Indian currency] - February 18b, 2006
  • APSARA [Indian goddesses] - February 18c, 2006
  • Infinitely long marriage - August 27, 2004
  • The Ingbaltest - December 13,2004
  • Inman's U's-ful course - December 5, 2003
  • My Last Day in Ireland - June 8, 2004 and Feb.18, 2005
  • The Economic Impact on Western Europe of the Rise ofIslam in the 7th and 8th Centuries - March 14, 1960 and June 1/2, 2007

  • J

  • Japanese Students - October 1, 2002
  • Gravitas [Japan] - September 29, 2002
  • Ryokan [Japan] - October 1, 2002
  • Family Jewels - December 5, 2003
  • JOY - March 28, 2006b
  • James Joyce and the hazards of OCR - September 6, 2004
  • My First Story in JUNE - June 2, 2006
  • Junkmail - June 29, 2006

  • K

  • Sunday Morning Radio: Karl Haas, Garrison Keillor and Daniel Schorr - March 13, 2005
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things - August 3, 2006
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things II - January 26, 2007b
  • Adventures in Alexandria and Cairo [KISR] - January 14, 2006
  • Go Fly A Kite Kid ! - September 30, 2004
  • Kleenex MATH - January 20, 2007
  • Shepard Vindicated [Kuenen] - January 25, 2005
  • I perform a Miracle (in Kuwait) - February 21, 2003

  • L

  • Lakhs and Crores - February 18b, 2006
  • Real Estate Lancaster County, PA, 2004 - February 25, 2004
  • Large Sizes at Sea - Feb.25, 2007b
  • Amish Laundry - January 5, 2007
  • Lava Surfers of To-O-Bria - January 8, 1990
  • Protest against deceptive practices, pricing policies and propaganda [Leffler] - February 9, 2006
  • E - vocative Brief [legal affairs] - February 28, 2005
  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies [letter addressed to myself] - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • Aggregate [Lexa] - January 20, 2007
  • Falling Up [Lexa] - November 16, 2004
  • Lexa and the Magic Fish Tanks - September 5, 2004
  • Role Model [Lexa] - May28, 2000 and March 1, 2005
  • Lexa's Speech to the Birds, February, 2000 - April 8, 2006c and Feb., 2000
  • Serendipity, part 3: Liberia - November 27, 2002
  • Like Father like Son - December 31, 2005
  • The Tyndall Limestone - January, 1960 and May 30, 2007d
  • VEMA Seamount Expedition, November 9-18, 1964 [lobsters] - November 9, 2005
  • Lobsters Galore - November 9, 2005

  • M

  • The Rantings of the Mad Dutchman - Dec 11, 1991 & Nov 26, 2004
  • Lexa and the Magic Fish Tanks - September 5, 2004
  • Whatever Happened to "OLD MAIN"? - September 18/9, 2006
  • Vietnamese Boat People [Malaysia] - May 14, 2006
  • The Marine Science Consortium - 198701xx, 19990208, 199903yy and Jan.20, 2005
  • Infinitely long Marriage - August 27, 2004 -
  • Kleenex MATH - January 20, 2007
  • Ankle Wound [medical] - October 21, 2006
  • Drugs [medical] - October 22, 2006
  • Drug Names [medical] - November 24, 2006
  • Heart Specialist Scare [medical] - February 27, 2005
  • Shepard Vindicated [Mediterranean] - January 25, 2005
  • Menhaden, Fishplant and TMSC - April 14-15, 2006
  • A Good Understander [Mercia] - December 24,2004
  • Role Model [Mercia] - May28, 2000 and March 1, 2005
  • A Million Dollars a Yard - April 17, 2004
  • Mineralogy - July 12, 2002
  • I perform a Miracle (in Kuwait) - February 21, 2003
  • Mistaken Identity - October 19, 2005; July 10, 1999
  • A Tend(er) Lecture by Mr. Moll - December 15, 1999
  • Black Coral on Molokini - May, 1966 (unfinished)
  • My Mother's Orange Notebook - April 18/9, 2005
  • Dean [MU] - October 24, 2006
  • Whatever Happened to "OLD MAIN"? [MU] - September 18/9, 2006
  • The Rantings of the Mad Dutchman [MU] - Dec 11, 1991 & Nov 26, 2004
  • Multi-Order Distractions on a Rainy Day - May 18, 2007
  • Louis Murray, Chief Geologist, Anglo American Corp. - Nov 5, 2005; April 11, 2004
  • Mushroom Delirium - October 24, 2005
  • What to do when your well runs dry? [Myers] - March 14, 2005 and October, 2001

  • N

  • Coastal Zone Management, Erongo Region Namibia, 1997 - March 6, 2005
  • Upwelling along the Coast of Namibia - March 21, 2006
  • Back at the Institute (KIM, January 1951) [Naval Academy] - February 4, 2006 and July 7, 1998
  • I resign from the Dutch Naval Academy, 1952 - February 3, 2006 and November 23, 1999
  • Naval Power - November 14, 2006b
  • Ne Raboti Bulbank ! - July 10, 2005
  • Of Oxtail and Neckbone Stews - March 5, 2006
  • USIA/USIS "AMPART", 1989: Barbados, Dominica, Syria, New Zealand - February 20/1, 2007
  • My Mother's Orange Notebook - April 18/9, 2005

  • O

  • Mistaken Identity [Ocean Mining A.G.] - October 19, 2005; July 10, 1999
  • James Joyce and the hazards of OCR - September 6, 2004
  • Ode to my Sweater /Ode aan mijn trui - Feb.17, 1952 - July 16. 1998 - Jan.10, 2005
  • Whatever Happened to "OLD MAIN"? - September 18/9, 2006
  • My Mother's Orange Notebook - April 18/9, 2005
  • The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra - September 25, 2002
  • Call me "ORGAN" . . . - February 25, 2004
  • OUCH ! - September 2002 and September 29, 2004
  • DELL and OUTSOURCING - February 18a, 2006
  • Pikiran2 and van Overeem - January 25, 2005
  • Of Oxtail and Neckbone Stews - March 5, 2006
  • Alleged Deleterious Effects of Sewage Sludge Dumping on Oysters ;o] - February 13, 2005

  • P

  • PA 230, on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - March 14-16, 2005
  • Mushroom Delirium [Parangtritis, Indonesia] - October 24, 2005
  • Aggregate [Parker] - January 20, 2007
  • The Ingbaltest [Parker] - December 13,2004
  • Passing the Time of Day - October 29, 2005
  • President Bush, my grandson Paul and spelling at Conestoga Elementary - December 18, 2004
  • Conestoga Trip with Paul - 1995 and Feb.23, 2005
  • The Strawbale Pavilion, Part Y - April 8, 2006b and Dec.26, 1998
  • The Strawbale Pavilion, Part X - April 8, 2006a and Aug.3, 2000
  • The Harrisburg Peneplain - December 2, 2005
  • Pikiran2 and van Overeem - January 25, 2005
  • President Bush, my grandson Paul and spelling at Conestoga Elementary - December 18, 2004
  • The Three Patron Saints of TMSC: Paul Hess, Eleanor Flick and Paul Prince - March 25, 2006
  • Protest against deceptive practices, pricing policies and propaganda - February 9, 2006

  • Q

  • a very quiet evening - May 26, 2006

  • R

  • A Good Understander [Rand] - December 24,2004
  • The Rantings of the Mad Dutchman - Dec 11, 1991 & Nov 26, 2004
  • Rapacious Rwandan Bureaucracy Kills Promising Aquaculture Project thanks, Chris! - March 31, 2007
  • Rapid Transition, Johannesburg to Amsterdam, October, 1965 - March 6, 2007
  • Reflections - March 28, 2006
  • Real Estate Lancaster County, PA, 2004 - February 25, 2004
  • Reconciling in Chinese - August 27, 2004
  • A Good Understander [Rent] - December 24,2004
  • I resign from the Dutch Naval Academy, 1952 - February 3, 2006 and November 23, 1999
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? - February 13, 2006
  • "Rockeater" Cruise XVII results saved from the ashes! - October 19/20, 2006
  • Role Model - May28, 2000 and March 1, 2005
  • Arthur Fiedler on the Roof - December 15, 2005
  • Ryokan - October 1, 2002
  • Rapacious Rwandan Bureaucracy Kills Promising Aquaculture Project thanks, Chris! - March 31, 2007



  • S

  • Family Jewels [SA] - December 5, 2003
  • Call me "ORGAN" . . . [SA]- February 25, 2004
  • Louis Murray, Chief Geologist, Anglo American Corp. [SA and SWA] - Nov 5, 2005; April 11, 2004
  • "Rockeater" Cruise XVII results saved from the ashes! [SA and SWA] - October 19/20, 2006
  • HERE [SA] - February 25, 2004
  • Anti - Serendipity [Saddam] - December 12,2004
  • Helicopter Sampling - November 26, 2005
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? [Scheldt River] - February 13, 2006
  • Sunday Morning Radio: Karl Haas, Garrison Keillor and Daniel Schorr - March 13, 2005
  • VEMA Seamount Expedition, November 9-18, 1964 - November 9, 2005
  • Seasick - August 11, 2004
  • Sea Turtles (Dermochyles coriaces) - May 13, 2006
  • SSSSS - Secret Society of Sight Seeers in Siam - February 24, 2006
  • Septuple D - April 1, 2003 & November 22, 2004
  • Serendipity, part 1: Clarence Tarzwell - November 12, 2002
  • Serendipity, part 2: Khalid Hamid - November 12, 2002
  • Serendipity, part 3: Liberia - November 27, 2002
  • Serendipity, part 4: USVI - October 10 & 17, 2004
  • Serendipity, part 5: Captain Cook - October 18/19, 2004
  • Captain Anon's Tales: More Serendipity - February 18b, 2007
  • Anti - Serendipity - December 12,2004
  • Alleged Deleterious Effects of Sewage Sludge Dumping on Oysters ;o] - February 13, 2005
  • EPA Perciacepsion and Bioterrorism {sewage sludge] - November 18, 2005
  • Shad and the Susquehanna River: Graphs, Photographs, Links, Notes and Quotes - July 30, 2006a
  • Shark - March 25, 2006b
  • Shepard Vindicated - January 25, 2005
  • Aye Aye [Mrs.Shepard] - October 1, 2002
  • short thrift - December 4,2004
  • The Grammar School Beast [Sinterklaas] - Dec.5, 1944 and Dec.20, 2004
  • SIO "documents" of the early 1960's see the light - October 7/8, 2006
  • Sweet Sixteen ?! - May 18, 2006
  • How to grow a Skyscraper? - January 10, 2007b
  • Slackwater - April 26, 2007
  • Variations on "Appalachians" [spelling] - December 14,2004
  • President Bush, my grandson Paul and spelling at Conestoga Elementary - December 18, 2004
  • Thoughts on Stamps - August 22, 2004
  • Holland behind Bars [Stamps] - August 23, 2004
  • Of Oxtail and Neckbone Stews - March 5, 2006
  • WW II Emergency Stove - October 2003 and September 30, 2004; addition: September 10, 2005
  • The Strawbale Pavilion, Part X - April 8, 2006a and Aug.3, 2000
  • The Strawbale Pavilion, Part Y - April 8, 2006b and Dec.26, 1998
  • Japanese Students - October 1, 2002
  • Shepard Vindicated [subaerial erosion] - January 25, 2005
  • Dutch Submarines - June 5, 2006
  • Shepard Vindicated [submarine canyons] - January 25, 2005
  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies [Sudan] - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • Mistaken Identity [Sudan] - October 19, 2005; July 10, 1999
  • Large Sizes at Sea [squid] - Feb.25, 2007b
  • Sunday Morning Radio: Karl Haas, Garrison Keillor and Daniel Schorr - March 13, 2005
  • Shad and the Susquehanna River: Graphs, Photographs, Links, Notes and Quotes - July 30, 2006a
  • Ode to my Sweater /Ode aan mijn trui - Feb.17, 1952 - July 16. 1998 - Jan.10, 2005
  • Sycamores in China - December 9, 2005
  • USIA/USIS "AMPART", 1989: Barbados, Dominica, Syria, New Zealand - February 20/1, 2007


    T

  • Serendipity, part 1: Clarence Tarzwell - November 12, 2002
  • The Marine Science Consortium - 198701xx, 19990208, 199903yy and Jan.20, 2005
  • The Delaware Bay Marine Science Center [TMSC] - December 5, 2003
  • The TRAILER: Mobile Marine Laboratory [TMSC] - November 22, 2004
  • The Three Patron Saints of TMSC: Paul Hess, Eleanor Flick and Paul Prince - March 25, 2006
  • Anti - Serendipity [TMSC] - December 12,2004
  • Alleged Deleterious Effects of Sewage Sludge Dumping on Oysters ;o] [TMSC] - February 13, 2005
  • Menhaden, Fishplant and TMSC - April 14-15, 2006
  • Serendipity, part 1: Clarence Tarzwell - November 12, 2002
  • A Tend(er) Lecture by Mr. MollDecember 15, 1999 -
  • THAI - April 17, 2004
  • SSSSS - Secret Society of Sight Seeers in Siam [Thailand] - February 24, 2006
  • Three Strikes You're Out, DOC! - April 30, 2006
  • Three Gorges - August 31a, 2006
  • short thrift - December 4,2004
  • Aunt Tinah - February 12, 2007
  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies [titles/honorifics] - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • Hyper -, Iso -, Hypo - and Ginand - Tonic - March 26, 2006
  • Topless revisited - October 6, 2002
  • The TRAILER: Mobile Marine Laboratory - November 22, 2004
  • Rapid Transition, Johannesburg to Amsterdam, October, 1965 - March 6, 2007
  • Transkei Detour - May 23/4, 2007
  • Trapped . . . - February 1, 1994
  • Foreign Aid and Foreign Travel - February 18, 2007a
  • Trial - October 23, 2004
  • Three Strikes You're Out, DOC! [Truus] - April 30, 2006
  • Ode to my Sweater /Ode aan mijn trui - Feb.17, 1952 - July 16. 1998 - Jan.10, 2005
  • Ode to my Sweater /Ode aan mijn trui [Truus] - Feb.17, 1952 - July 16. 1998 - Jan.10, 2005
  • My Mother's Orange Notebook [Truus] - April 18/9, 2005
  • Tsunami and Responsibility - December 29,2004
  • Supplementary Note on Tsunami - January 3,2005
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? - February 13, 2006
  • Pikiran2 and van Overeem [tsunami] - January 25, 2005
  • Twister - August 27, 2004
  • The Tyndall Limestone - January, 1960 and May 30, 2007d


    U

  • Inman's U's-ful course [SIO] - December 5, 2003
  • Uitleg van Wilhelmina School "beeldverhalen" reeks (in Dutch) - November 5, 2006
  • A Good Understander - December 24,2004
  • Why I became a U.S. citizen - September 7, 2004
  • Serendipity, part 4: USVI - October 10 & 17, 2004
  • USIA/USIS "AMPART", 1989: Barbados, Dominica, Syria, New Zealand - February 20/1, 2007
  • Upwelling along the Coast of Namibia - March 21, 2006


    V

  • Some Dutch Idiosyncrasies [Varkevisser] - 19970710, 20001106 and Jan.20, 2005
  • VEMA Seamount Expedition, November 9-18, 1964 - November 9, 2005
    [to commemorate launching dates of HMS "Marauder",in 1938 (renamed to "Emerson K" in 1958),
    as well as the VEMA expedition in 1964]

  • Vietnam, November, 1956 - March 26, 2002
  • Vietnamese Boat People - May 14, 2006
  • Shepard Vindicated - January 25, 2005


    W

  • My Website - February 12, 2005
  • What to do when your well runs dry? - March 14, 2005 and October, 2001
  • The Economic Impact on Western Europe of the Rise of Islam in the 7th and 8th Centuries - March 14, 1960 and June 1/2, 2007
  • Wilhelmina School Photos of the 1950's and '60's (in Dutch) - October 8, 2006
  • Wilhelmina School Afscheidsliederen, 1950's (in Dutch) - October 10, 2006a
  • Nieuwe Wilhelmina School, 1955 (in Dutch) - October 10, 2006b
  • Uitleg van Wilhelmina School "beeldverhalen" reeks (in Dutch) - November 5, 2006
    _
  • Wilhelmina School Diversen, 1950's and 1960's (in Dutch) - October 13/14, 2006
  • Ankle Wound - October 21, 2006
  • WW II Emergency Stove - October 2003 and September 30, 2004; addition: September 10, 2005
  • My Website [WWW] - February 12, 2005
  • boostdam WEB STATISTICS, 2002 and 2006 comparison - October 12, 2006
  • A $50 Windfall...Again! - September 28, 2006
  • Creatures on the World Wide Web - January 23, 2006
  • Which way the River Goes and How the Tsunami? - February 13, 2006


    Y

  • Mushroom Delirium [Yogyakarta, Indonesia] - October 24, 2005


    Z

  • Zinaida - April 1, 2007



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