Learning Languages


Family | Ski | Jazz | Friends


Highschool knowledge got reinforced by an exchange with Paris and living with the D’Assonville family for a high-school-semester. Here we are spending time in the family’s Normandie country home.
1962 at age 17


Living and working in Holland, me for 6 years (1969-1974), Traudl for 5 (1970-74) and enjoying Dutch wonders such as the Keukenhof tulip fields, here in 1970


Working at the CIAF Centro Interamericano de Fotointerpretacion in Bogota [Colombia]  and interacting with staff and families in multiple visits for my Dutch employer
1972 – 1983


English was the lingua franca at my employment in The Netherlands, yet real immersion followed with the employment at NASA-JPL [Jet Propulsion Laboratory] in Pasadena and an intensive social scene typical of California, here at a social visit with friends