Here in Europe, two developments are making waves. First, a gene-editing technique is solving a painful condition, and the Dutch have invented an electric car that charges itself.
The modern version of democracy has been twisted far beyond its original definition. I say we citizens have some work to do.
We don’t know the name Riet Hoogland, but we certainly should. Hers is a story of sacrifice, belief and renewal.
In Holland, my husband sticks out far more than I do in Australia. It provokes rather intense feelings of how home can change, and change a person.
In Holland, a concerted effort is being made to compensate for the horrors and the displacement many suffered in the Holocaust. We could certainly take a lesson.