Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 46 & 47

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CNN Ones to Watch

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ looks at the rising stars of electronic dance music

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ looks at the rising stars of electronic dance music
Friday 7 November at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1630 GMT/1730 CET
Saturday 8 November at 1430 GMT/ 1530 CET and 2030 GMT/ 2130 CET
Monday 10 November at 0430 GMT/0530 CET and 0930 GMT/ 1030 CET
Tuesday 11 November at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1730 GMT/1830 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

‘CNN’s Ones to Watch’ – CNN International’s new series which shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture and the arts – continues in November, and is dedicated to electronic dance music (EDM). This is the world’s fastest-growing musical genre, worth over six billion dollars a year.

Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, voted the world’s number one DJ a record five times, is the show’s ‘master’ this month, who chooses two artists…

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US cycling from a Dutch perspective

interesting observations. i hope to get to the Netherlands and a few other European countries to do the reverse comparison. And to experience biker/ cyclist heaven!!


While a delegation from Portland Oregon was visiting my hometown ’s-Hertogenbosch and some other places in the Netherlands to experience Dutch cycling, I was looking at cycling in the United States. Not that that was the main goal of my journey -I was in the US for a self-paid holiday and to visit friends- but I couldn’t help seeing and recording what some of the cycling and the infrastructure was like. (Video at the end of this post.)

san-francisco The average cyclist in San Francisco seems to be a young fit adult, mostly male and appears to be in a constant hurry. And if you don’t understand that remark; this is my frame of reference.

Cycling in Amsterdam In Amsterdam (and elsewhere in the Netherlands) the range of people cycling is much broader.

Of course I know it is not really possible to say something in general about “cycling in the US”. There are…

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Moments in Nature allows me to access the inner awareness of the interrelatedness of all things. A Stick bug on a ride along and a Praying Mantis tree puts a whole new perspective on connectedness.  Its is only a matter of perspective; to see similarity or difference is a choice.  I’m working towards keeping an open heart and an open mind, a challenge worth taking on!
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Beau Brussels Sprouts


This is one of my favorite foods of the season! Sautéed with garlic, onions, and hot peppers makes it food from the gods. And viewing their nutritional facts– A, C, B vitamins and fiber makes them good for the immune system, regularity, and energy. A fantastic all around veggie. Tis the season for the sprouts named for a country that makes great beer and chocolates!!


Chair as a planter


Chair as a planter

One sunny fall afternoon as I drove through my neighborhood I saw these amazingly shaped chairs sitting on the side of a road. They caught the corner of my eye and I turned my car around and to pick them up! – Trash Day Gold!! – These chairs missing both a back and bottom were designed to become the perfect planter.

I like the look of them through the front door, giving my porch a sweet and beguiling appearance.

Lichen and moss



I enjoy a walk in nature. Collection of creative thoughts unfold with each step. Exuberant energy from the trees overhead, the chirping birds, and delicate sunlight wakes up my senses. And discovery of tiny gifts of nature like lichen and moss. Two ancient types of plant life lay along my path. This photo is but one example of what delighted me on the walk.