Author Archives: Kate

About Kate

Multilingual blogger, columnist, writer, translator. 2014 winning columnist Gentse Schrijversdagen, Gand, Belgium.

Lovely legs

The current heat wave in much of Europe was predicted. Governments dispensed advise. People took measures. Most go about their business showing bare arms, lovely legs; bare more.

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Boots made for walking

Accusations, three arrests, a week of silence, a denial and attempts to distance itself from accusations. That was the state of affairs regarding Ivanka Trump’s shoes, boots, fashion Brand – a couple of weeks ago. Only for similar accusations to … Continue reading

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Brussels – again

When news breaks of a possible terrorist attack in Belgium, first thing: try to contact friends and relatives. Second: get more information. Third: thank lucky stars, guardian angels, God, it was yet again no personal experience.

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Surveys and data leaks

Going through my tweet-notifications, I found one from the UK Independent. Did I want to take part in a survey about being part of a world, where technology is changing at a break-neck pace, blablabla? Sure!

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How many?

Trump was caught bragging. Okay – this happens on a daily basis. There were the big, huge, enormous crowds at his inauguration. There was his unfounded claim about winning the popular vote.

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Backfired

As journalists broadcasted: this snap-election certainly backfired. Yet despite the Tories’ losses, May will not exit. She struck a deal with the controversial DUP and will form a minority government. She may even try for her harsh Brexit.

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Who are they?

Who are they, I wondered, as new names joined the drama. There was one Mr. Wray. He was joined by one Mr. Kasowitz – who turned out to be an old hand. Both not so much joined the cast to help … Continue reading

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Lordy!

Hope there are tapes! Yes, Mr. Comey, lots of folks also hope there are tapes! Lordy! Why hasn’t the House already subpoenaed those tapes! Why isn’t the committee already listening to them? By now, even the Dumb Tweet will have … Continue reading

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Farage aide gave FBI info

The Guardian just clarified one of the reasons why the FBI may remain interested in Nigel Farage.

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Birdies?

You’re never too old to learn something new. Never heard the term flip bird before. Came across it in a serious article on Tillerson’s visit to New Zealand. An awful number of decent folks welcomed him with a certain species … Continue reading

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