Poetry Reads – 3

At Sunset
By Emily Pauline Johnson – 1861 – 1913

I.

To-night the west o’er-brims with warmest dyes;
    Its chalice overflows
    With pools of purple colouring the skies,
    Aflood with gold and rose;
    And some hot soul seems throbbing close to mine,
    As sinks the sun within that world of wine.

II.

    I seem to hear a bar of music float
    And swoon into the west;
    My ear can scarcely catch the whispered note,
    But something in my breast
    Blends with that strain, till both accord in one,
    As cloud and colour blend at set of sun.

III.

    And twilight comes with grey and restful eyes,
    As ashes follow flame.
    But O! I heard a voice from those rich skies
    Call tenderly my name;
    It was as if some priestly fingers stole
    In benedictions o’er my lonely soul.

IV.

    I know not why, but all my being longed
    And leapt at that sweet call;
    My heart outreached its arms, all passion thronged
    And beat against Fate’s wall,
    Crying in utter homesickness to be
    Near to a heart that loves and leans to me.

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Poetry Reads – 2

To The River
By Edgar Allan Poe – 1809-1849

I.

Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow
Of crystal, wandering water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
Of beauty, the unhidden heart,
The playful maziness of art
In old Alberto’s daughter;

II.

But when within thy wave she looks,
Which glistens then, and trembles,
Why, then, the prettiest of brooks
Her worshiper resembles;
For in his heart, as in thy stream,
Her image deeply lies,
His heart which trembles at the beam
Of her soul-searching eyes.

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Poetry Reads – Introduction

Welcome to my Poetry Reads.

1 poem a week – To brighten up your day – Get you started; be on your way 🙂

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Episode 2 – Captain John Hoyte

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Episode 2 – Captain John Hoyte

Guest Speaker – John Hoyte Bio

John Hoyte began flying in 1976 on unpressurised aircraft until 1989 when he changed to fly Bae-British Aerospace 146 jets with pressurized ‘bleed air’ for safety and good long term stability with TNT on night freight flying. He suddenly experienced debilitating ill health in the spring of 1990 which he put down to night flying and told no one for fear of losing his job. He left night flying in 1998 as he was burnt out and experienced severe neurological symptoms of memory & poor speech and decided to begin day flying on the BAe 146 for Flybe. By then he was more like a vegetable but he still told no one as he needed his job.

The mystery ill health intensified until 2004/5 when he failed safe by walking off airliners as a BAe 146 Training Captain rather than risk his passengers’ lives as he was burnt out and unfit to fly.

In early 2006 he was tested along with 26 other BALPA Union pilots by University College London – all of whom (100%) had a cocktail of chemicals in their blood /fat including organophosphates and poor cognition.

On 22nd May 2006 JH made a formal Statement that he had been poisoned by organophosphate and other chemicals.

On 18th June 2007 he founded the Aerotoxic Association to help other survivors and the website www.aerotoxic.org continues to support others around the world with unsupported financial gain.

Their objectives of forcing airlines to filter ‘bleed air’, monitor the poisonous air and change to safer oil have been successful as Easyjet have been in a Paris criminal Court since 2016 and by the time of the 13th Annual Cabin Air conference in September 2019, it will be the first airline in the world to fit all of the known and available solutions, yet governments and regulators still claim ‘no positive evidence’.

Dossier written in 2014:

https://dossierphilipwhiteley.wordpress.com/?s=aerotoxic

John Hoyte Contact

Former BAe 146 Training Captain

john.hoyte@aerotoxic.org

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Episode 10 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 1)

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Episode 10 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 1)

Guest Speaker – Tim Van Beveren (TVB)

Tim van Beveren is a journalist, photographer, cameraman, and filmmaker. He has been involved in the media industry for more than 30 years and has played an important role as author, director, and co-worker in the development of several award-winning film and television productions (including the German Federal Film Award, New York Festivals, International Great Lakes Film Festival and others).

Since the end of the 1980s, he has also reported from crises and war zones, e.g. the popular uprising in Nepal (1989), Kurdistan and Afghanistan. He accompanied the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt at the end of 1990 on his successful humanitarian mission to Iraq in order to reach the release of the Germans and other citizens of dictator Saddam Hussein who were kept in “strategic sites” as “human shields”. Before and after he reported as a correspondent on behalf of private and public TV providers from the crisis area of the Gulf (1990-1991) and later the Balkan conflict in the former Yugoslavia (1991-1995). Van Beveren himself became a direct witness to the conflicts of the modern era. From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked as a TV and print correspondent in the USA since 2008 he lives in Berlin.

Nominations and awards : 1986 nominated for the Max-Ophüls-Award / 1988 federal film-award for participating in “Das Treibhaus“ / 1996 gold medal at the New York Festivals for the TV-documentary “Fear is included in the Airfare – a crash and its consequences“ (ARD) /2015 total of four international awards for the documentary “Unfiltered breathed in – the Truth about Aerotoxic Syndrome” / 2016 and 2017 awarded with several honorable mentions by IPA and Monochrome Awards / 2018 best documentary made by or about women at Alive Doc International Festival at Los Angeles for “Women Composers” / 2019 best documentary feature at 10th World Music and Independent Film Festival at Washington DC for “Women Composers”

Tim van Beveren Bio

journalist /editor/photographer/director

Languages: : German, English, Italian, French, Dutch

Nationality: : German

Works as: : journalist and editor (economics, law, consumers, specialized in aviation and space, technology and environment, investigative reporter, TV- and radio-producer, cameraman (DP) expert for aircraft accidents, media coach, teacher for journalism, photography and filmmaking, director.

Specials: : private pilot (PiC + 6.500 hr), scuba-diving, digital and analog camera- and editing systems (AVID, FCP, FCP X), helicopter based aerial videography (FLIR) and remote controlled drones, investigative research, computer systems and applications (Apple and Windows), photoshop, web-design and social media, internet-campaigning.

1982 – – 1986 Studies of Law at Rh. Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität, Bonn

1982 – – 1984 Internship News Desk, free-lance author Stadtfernsehen Videobonn (became later DFA) camera, editor, studio-director

1984 – – 1986 movie “Jannan – the extradition“ (script, director, producer)

1986 – – 1989 Studies of Art in Urbino, Italy – film editing in Rome

Since 1989 working for : : DW, ARD, ZDF, Arte, 3SAT, RTL, SAT 1, VOX, PRO 7, RAI, NRK, KRO, CBS, NBC, Phönix, ABC Australia, DDP, SFR, ORF as well as private production companies with the following formats: news, economics, science, current affairs, aviation, documentaries

1996 – – 2005 correspondent in the USA for Swiss media productions

Since 2005 back in Germany, author, editor, producer and DoP for private and public owned broadcast and print media, media-coach, guest lecturer for photography and digital media, int’l coordinator and supervising art director for the necropolis-project, filmmaker

TVB Contact:

tvbmedia.de

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Episode 7 – Dr. Michel Mulder

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Episode 7 – Dr Michel Mulder

Guest Speaker – Dr. Michel Mulder, MD

Dr Michel Mulder is a medical doctor, specialising in aviation medicine.  He served in Africa with Medcins Sans Frontières. There he was instrumental in organising a Hercules airlift, and caught the flying bug. Later, after qualifying as a pilot, Michel became a KLM pilot ending up on long-haul routes.

“Destinations in Africa” says Michel “were my favourite, for which I volunteered.” When pilots are able to bid for their preferred routes, most select Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Sidney, etc, but he would ask for Africa, using his stopovers to help organise village cleanwater schemes. At the same time he continued to practice as an aeromedical examiner on his days off.

He has now seen hundreds of Aerotoxic cases. In 2012 he diagnosed Richard Westgate as suffering the severest effects of Aerotoxic Syndrome.

Since 2008 Dr Mulder was involved in numerous research projects and co-authored scientific studies and articles.

Michel F.A. Mulder Bio:

Dr Michel Mulder Contact:

aeromed@neomailbox.ch

Published Scientific Articles

AUTOANTIBODIES TO NERVOUS SYSTEM-SPECIFIC PROTEINS ARE ELEVATED IN SERA OF FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS: BIOMARKERS FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURY

Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically injured pilot

Cognitive impairment and associated loss in brain white microstructure in aircrew members exposed to engine oil fumes

A comparison of fresh and used aircraft oil for the identification of toxic substances linked to aerotoxic syndrome

(DUTCH) Het aerotoxisch syndroom: feit of fabel?

DNA Testing (and other miscellaneous tests)

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Episode 6 – Ap Van de Kraats (+ Annie De Vries)

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Guest Speaker – Ap Van De Kraats Bio

Born in 1954, Ap grew up in the Netherlands. He received his flight training in 1972-1975, at the Dutch Government Flight Academy. After that he spent 3 years in small aviation, performing banner towing (advertisement) flights, aerial photography and sight-seeing flights over the Netherlands.

In 1978, he joined a large Dutch airline company and spent 33 years there with great pleasure. After 7 years as a co-pilot on the DC9, he upgraded to Captain on the DC9, B737, A310 resp. (all short- and middle range routes). In 1994 he became a Captain on the B747-400 (long range). During the last 5 years before his retirement, his partner Annie would frequently accompany him on his trips, which they both enjoyed a lot. In 2011 he was retired, in good health and fit, and he wasn’t too keen to give up active flying yet. So, when offered the opportunity, he happily accepted a position as a Captain B747-400 in a South Korean company.

Ap: “Also in this ‘after career’ I was more than happy: many new destinations and routes, the interaction with new people, new cultures etc. It was a very intense period, but in one word amazing!”

Unfortunately, mid 2014 he suddenly got several acute health problems, like a sudden hearing loss, neurological disorders and extreme fatigue.

Ap: “That was the abrupt end of a flying career and the start of a difficult period with lots of doctor appointments, getting to accept my limitations and searching for possible causes. And of course for solutions, if at all possible…..”

“After a tip from a colleague, we were lucky enough to discover the cause of my health problems pretty soon: for years the air on board appears to have been contaminated with Organo Phosphates, severe toxins which damage the nerve system. Even very low doses can silently ‘pile up’ in your body until they reach a certain critical level, and then suddenly cause this type of disorders.”

“At that time I was in a very bad shape indeed, almost like a Zombie. My short term memory was very bad, and my mind had slowed down dramatically. My vision was blurred and I was moving as in a slow motion movie. For about 4-5 months, driving a car was absolutely no option, as the world was going way too fast for me, I simply could not keep up. Sitting in the car as Annie was driving me to the next doctor or therapist, I’d suffer strong vertigo during turns, I’d literally brace myself with both hands. I had several strong tremors per day, which literally exhausted me. I slept well over 12 hours per night and even then I really needed a good extra nap in the afternoon to get through the day.”

“One of the nastiest symptoms there is probably the depressive emotions that come with it. I’ve fortunately never reached a point where I seriously considered to commit suicide, but I do understand now that so many people with these problems do take their lives. I’ve been particularly lucky to have the unconditional support, understanding and solidarity of my partner Annie to help me through this difficult period. Many a relationship gets under severe pressure or even strands completely as the partner doesn’t understand what is happening to an AS patient (nor does the patient himself) and why he/she changes so drastically.”

“I was again very lucky to come into contact with John Midavaine., an ex-orthopedist, who specialised in sports- and orthomolecular medicine. With his professional guidance, food supplements and some supporting therapies, daily life gradually became a lot more ‘normal’ again.”

“I personally experienced how important it is to get the right information passed on and to receive the proper support when you’re suddenly confronted with so many health issues which you don’t understand, a really threatening situation. This motivated Annie and I in 2017 to take part in the founding of Stichting Fly Aware. With our contribution to this non-profit foundation we hope we can help others to get going again, too.”  

The board of Stichting Fly Aware consists of:

Chairman: Dr. John Midavaine

Secretary/Multimedia/International Contacts: Annie de Vries

Treasurer/web master: Ap van de Kraats

Website: https://www.flyaware.nl

FB: Stichting Fly Aware

Twitter: @FlyAware

E-mail: info@flyaware.nl

Ap Van de Kraats Contact:

ap@flyaware.nl

Fly-Aware Information Event In Holland – May 10

https://www.flyaware.nl/events/informatieavond-10-mei/

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Episode 5 – Daniel Dumalin

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Episode 5 – Daniel Dumalin

Guest Speaker – Daniel Dumalin Bio

Education:

1. Licentiate in Experimental and Theoretical Psychology (Research psychologist)

Today this is called Master of Science in Experimental and Theoretical Psychology

2. Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering

3. Associate’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Separate courses:

1. Biomedical Electronics (M.Sc. in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology)

2. Biomedical Product Development (M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering)

3. Neuromodulation and Imaging (M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering)

Experience:

29 years experience in IT, Software developer, Web developer, System administrator

Organizations:

Board member of Section Neuroscience and Psychophysiology [2017-present]

Section Psychophysiology [2012 – 2017] organization position Board member and Technical Advisor until it merged into the Section Neuroscience and Psychophysiology

QNBG (Quantified Neurophysiology Belgium Group) [1999 – 2005] as Scientific and Technical coordinator

Daniel Dumalin Contact:

AerotoxBrain@proximus.be

Daniel Dumalin Publication:

Dumalin, D. (2017). The Contingent Negative Variation: The Cumulative Curve Method Revisited. In P. Sittiprapaporn (Ed.), Event-Related Potentials and Evoked Potentials (pp. 51-66). Intech. doi:10.5772/65183

https://www.intechopen.com/books/event-related-potentials-and-evoked-potentials/the-contingent-negative-variation-the-cumulative-curve-method-revisited

Fly-Aware Information Event In Holland – May 10

https://www.flyaware.nl/events/informatieavond-10-mei/

Links to different press articles

English version

Short link: https://wp.me/p5lySl-fvf

Dutch version:

De Morgen

https://www.demorgen.be/tech-wetenschap/belgisch-onderzoek-naar-giftige-dampen-in-vliegtuig-eerste-resultaten-zijn-verontrustend~b63c5881/

French version:

https://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1518/Sante/article/detail/3525017/2019/04/08/La-qualite-de-l-air-dans-les-avions-jugee-catastrophiq

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