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Lion Hearts blogs I-IV

Added by Constantia @ 02/07/2017 09:02 pm
Last edit 02/07/2017 09:50 pm
The Rob Nanninga Lion Quad

Dear visiter,

please note that all my blogs about Rob Nanninga, up till now consisting of four parts, have been revised, expanded and published on Lion Hearts Wordpress 2017.

Lion Hearts Part I: Rob Nanninga – Who took (t)his picture? Answered
Lion Hearts Part II: Lion, Where Are You?
Lion Hearts Part III: Rob Nanninga, The Lion
Lion Hearts Part IV: Lion Hearts

The first three blogs on this constantioomen.com site do not reflect all the many form and content changes. I still have to decide if I will remove existing blogs on constantiaoomen.com or replace them. 

As I was establishing the most recent Part IV and decided to name it "Lion Hearts", I decided to take it to Wordpress as well. There, I have been able to make some real improvements on the overall presentation. Then moving the first three Rob Nanninga blogs to Wordpress as well - which wasn't at all hard to do, because my blogs were encoded with universal html - I did find they were not that compatible with this latest, most sophisticated (language, structure, etc.) blog up till now. Of course, my English improved some too (or so I hope) in the two year span between Part III, "Rob Nanninga, The Lion" and Part IV, "Lion Hearts".

So, after publishing Lion Hearts Part IV on January 9, 2017, and letting it sit for a while, I concluded I had no choice then to continue working with the three earliers blogs, if I wanted this to be a coherent body. Early February 2017, I updated all three previous blogs, each blog was about a one day's work. All have been revised in terms of content and appearance to adjust to the formatting of Part IV. I have taken the opportunity to do some serious language editing as well. “Contents”, “Footnotes”, more links and, where available, images of higher resolution and last but not least: substantial new content have been added to all parts now.

I am considering to publish this as a book in future (and so, yes, I expect to write some more parts).

Please make a lion or lioness jump to Wordpress to read all these new versions. For the time being, until I decide how to proceed with the older versions on this website, I will add click-through links on the top of each (outdated) single blog as well.

I have to take into account that Google has been spidering the first three blogs on this website including all images and they have gained some noticable position on Google, so it wouldn't be desirable to just remove them from this personal site, and I am not sure I want to: I would miss Rob on my constantiaoomen.com site.

Thank you for understanding.

Lion Hearts has arrived

Added by Constantia @ 01/09/2017 06:01 pm
Last edit 01/09/2017 08:45 pm

I can keep it short this time: "Lion Hearts" has finally arrived. It's part IV of my Rob Nanninga sequel. It now really feels like I'm back writing books. Who knows, time will tell.

Here it is: Lion Heartsheart

In time, I probably will make a "backup" on this constantiaoomen-website. I have to think about it if I set this copy to "visible", because that would mean that there are two versions of exactly the same on the internet.

New Wordpress "Lion Hearts"

Added by Constantia @ 11/20/2016 06:11 pm
Last edit 11/20/2016 06:22 pm

Hi there. smiley

Several recent updates considering, all about this one, upcoming blog... It seemed better to post this update separately, to tell you about another Wordpress domain I started, to combine and publish all blogs about Rob Nanninga. It seemed better that way.

I have decided to publish my fourth Rob Nanninga blog, titled "Lion Hearts" on January 1, 2017. Meanwhile, you can (re)read the previous three parts here: - consider it a book in the making, and hence don't expect it to be a "hurried encounter".


Promise to publish two new blogs soon

Added by Constantia @ 03/31/2016 12:03 pm
Last edit 10/15/2016 09:53 pm

Update July 16, 2016

Check back soon and have a sneak preview with a couple of photos (click on: "Read on").

As it turns out, not one, but two new blogs will soon be published at the same time: one update about Lion Rob Nanninga and one about Jeroen and me living the Dream (in the States).

Update October 15, 2016: "So when is this Lion blog coming? And when this update blog about living in the States? You announced them in March 2016 already?" Uh yeah, that's true.

It's that thing about the lions blog. Maybe I should replace the word "blog" by "book in the making". Uh oh. blush It keeps expanding, due to lots of photos too. I'm afraid, my verbosity is preceding me. And my hesitation continues to play out. It's all about Rob Nanninga and cuddling plush lions and I am not a kid anymore, right? Uh, well... uh... Being an Original never was a problem to me, so I guess what's coming next shouldn't be any "stranger" than what I published before, though it's not the same.

Maybe a few critics are sharpening their knives in advance, maybe even hungry to bite my head off? Think carefully before doing so, because to me, this is not a frivolous game and it never has been. But if you still want to do it, well, I can't stop you. If you want to fight love, just give it your best shot. wink

My blog, "book in the making", about Rob Nanninga and the lions is at an advanced state, maybe only a couple of days or week (or two) or so left before it's finished. That doesn't guarantee I will publish it as soon as it is ready. It's not something I do lightheartedly. And I'm still not sure about it.

Read on ....

Behind the scenes of Robbert van den Broeke

Added by Constantia @ 07/28/2015 11:07 am
Last edit 10/02/2016 12:19 pm
Robbert van den Broeke - Google Dead People

I have been following the whereabouts of Dutch 'medium' Robbert van den Broeke since 2004-2005. In between, you could already read about it in a previous blog. After Rob Nanninga's passing (read previous blogs), things accelerated in a rapid pace, and then something awefull happened: my computer and cell phone got hacked by Robbert van den Broeke's alleged hacker. For people who have no idea what I'm talking about: not to worry, I'll fill you in.

After initial shock, I realized, I had to describe the nasty life and times of Robbert van den Broeke and his closest buddy, and partner in crime, Stan Pluijmen in full detail, to inform and warn other people, but even this long blog I then wrote in about a week's time, couldn't cover it all . Still, I gave it a good shot. Long read:

Behind the scenes of Robbert van den Broeke
Achter de schermen bij Robbert van den Broeke (Dutch)

Rob Nanninga, The Lion

Added by Constantia @ 01/06/2015 01:01 pm
Last edit 02/07/2017 10:02 pm

* Please make a lion jump to Lion Hearts 2017 Part III Wordpress to arrive at the revamped and expanded version of this blog *

Rob Nanninga, The Lion, Only Conquered By Love

Since you left, Rob, Lion, I have seen you in my mind's eye while I was cycling. I saw you standing on the side of the road, casually leaning against trees, smiling at me. I felt you, 'sitting' on my rear bicycle rack, enjoying the ride too, while you held and kissed my right hand that I held behind my back, while you hugged me from behind in joy. I saw you while you colored a rainbow in the sky for me. While my bike sped forwards, I felt you kissing me as the brilliant, flashing beams of sunlight passed through my eyelids. 

And I had so many of out-of-body experiences in 2014, the year you went away. I will tell more about it.

Bésame mucho

Besame, besame mucho,
Como si fuera esta noche la última vez,
Besame, besame mucho,
Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte despues [twice]

Quiero sentirte muy cerca mirarme en tus ojos verte junto a mí
Piensa que tal vez mañana yo ya estare lejos, muy lejos de ti
Kiss me a lot

Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
As if tonight were the last time
Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
For I'm scared to lose you, to lose you afterwards

I want to feel you very close, see myself in your eyes, see you near me
Think that maybe tomorrow I'll already be far, very far away from you

Read on ....

Lion, Where Are You?

Added by Constantia @ 10/15/2014 03:10 pm
Last edit 02/07/2017 09:59 pm

* Please make a lion jump to Lion Hearts 2017 Part II Wordpress to arrive at the revamped and expanded version of this blog *

Rob Nanninga

Rob Nanninga 1990

Since I was a baby, I loved stuffed animals, to this day. This love has a tragic side. When I lost one, I could cry for hours, days, weeks... Inseperable as with very best friends of flesh and blood.

Besides hug bunnies I had a hug lion, orange with long manes, something like this, but more sophisticated:

Read on ....

Rob Nanninga - Who took (t)his picture? Answered

Added by Constantia @ 07/04/2014 12:07 pm
Last edit 02/07/2017 09:57 pm

* Please make a lion jump to Lion Hearts 2017 Part I Wordpress to arrive at the revamped and expanded version of this blog *

Rob Nanninga

Hello everybody. 

I promise to write a blog soon, but something has come up, and I hope Google will work its magic again.

After the very sad and recent passing on May 30, 2014 of my very precious friend Rob Nanninga, there is this Wikipedia article in the making (look here)...

His faithful friend Jan Willem Nienhuys - of the Dutch Skeptic Foundation - wrote this 'In Memoriam':

In Memory of Rob Nanninga

On May 30, 2014, skeptic Rob Nanninga, founding member of Skepsis in the Netherlands, and editor-in-chief of its periodical Skepter, died aged 58. No one else had so much influence on Skepsis, both by setting an example and by his method of work.  


Rob Nanninga, circa 1992

Read on ....