Observations, articles, opinions etc. in Dutch and English. The author, Bert de Bruin (Yonathan Dror Bar-On), is a Dutch-Jewish historian, who has specialized in modern Jewish history and in the history of the Middle East, and who in 1995 emigrated from the Netherlands to Israel. He wrote one book (2008), and edited another (2011), both in Dutch. For feedback please post a comment, or send this blog's author an email: (hisdutchname)atyahoodotcom
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Today, thirteen years ago, my wife and I got married. This song, by Dougie MacLean ( a brilliant singer-songwriter who once played in one of my favorite bands, the Tannahill Weavers ), was almost selected as the slow song towards the end of the wedding. In the end I chose another song, in Dutch.