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Jack Vanderwyk
This is where it all starts: Jack's Front Page 
Anything Jack Vanderwyk produces on the internet will be announced here (in English and Dutch).  
Also use this site to catch up on earlier publications. 
Click here to go to Jack Vanderwyk's Front Page and subscribe to it to stay updated.
Jack Vanderwyk's Significant Letters. This is a site with limited entries, and for a reason. 
Jack uses this site only if he's got something significant to say. So no bullshit here.  
Click here to go to the Significant Letters. 
Vertaald en bewerkt door Jaap van der Wijk
Volledige manuscripten gratis te lezen op deze website
Click hier voor de Wikipage van Jaap van der Wijk
De laatste tsaar - Het drama van Nicholaas II
De fatale minnares - Mata Hari en de mythe van de vrouwelijke spion
Markus Wolf - Man zonder gezicht. Memoires van de legendarische Oostduitse spionagechef
Peter Arnett - In de frontlinie. Oorlogsreporter van Vietnam tot Bagdad
Stalin - Onthullingen uit geheime privé-archieven
Alleen op zee - 22 maanden tussen golven, pinguïns en ijs
De ondergang van de bark Stefano in 1875
Bloed en banketten - Society reporter in Berlijn
Operatie JB - Het laatste grote geheim van WO II
Bittere kou - 19 jaar in de Chinese goelag
Karpov over Karpov - Memoires van een wereldkampioen
A chef is a grumpy person with access to sharp knives. 
Well, Jack has never been grumpy in all his life, but he used to be a ship's chef for some years. 
And as such you sometimes have opinions that shouldn't be taken too seriously. 
Click here to read Jack's blog Chef Jack - News Straight From The Pub 
Click here to read Jack's Dutch blog Uw Scheepskok Jaap 
Click here to read Jack's Dutch blog Recepten van de Scheepskok 
Jack Vanderwyk has also written a Nautical Encyclopedia. Click here for the The Dutch version. Click here for the  English version. 
Click here to go to De Taal van het Water (Language of the Water).  
Click here to go to the Nautical Encyclopedia in English.  
Sometimes you want to write something personal, that doesn't fit in any category. 
It's not news, it's not funny, it's just personal stuff that may be only interesting to people who know Jack personally. 
Click here if you want to read Jack Vanderwyk's Off Topic blog. 
Jack Vanderwyk used to live in the Red Light District and Chinatown of Amsterdam. 
He went to school and was best buddies with people who are in the news all the time, if they haven't been assassinated. 
As a young lad he was familiar with the greatest gangsters Amsterdam has ever known.  
They were "uncles", and at the time he had no idea how they made their money. 
One of Jack Vanderwyk's most popular pages is the Chronology of the Amsterdam Gangland 
Click here to go to Jack Vanderwyk's Amsterdam Gangland. 
Click here to go to Jack Vanderwyk's fictional stories Cafe Valhalla. 
Jack Vanderwyk has spent a great deal of his adult life on the French and English Rivieras. 
Click here if you want to know everything about the Cote d'Azur and the coastal area of East Sussex 
Jack Vanderwyk is also a painter, a writer and a singer. There's no way to put a stop to his creativity. 
Click here to go to Jack's Art Page. 
Click here to see all of Jack's books. 
Click here to visit Jack's Garage Band. 
Click here to read Jack Vanderwyk's Lexicographic works (in Dutch) 
With his kennel Joe Batt's Arm Jack Vanderwyk was a Labrador breeder for more than ten years. (1996 - 2007) 
As such he produced more than 250 wonderful Labrador puppies. 
As a recognised dog behaviorist and psychologist he helped many people to train their dogs. 
As an expert on the Labrador Retriever he wrote many articles about the future and the past of this wonderful breed. 
As chair and founder of the Dutch dog breeders association NVFR and the Dutch kennel club RFN he brought about many changes. 
Click here to visit Jack Vanderwyk's LabradorNet 
Click here to go to Jack Vanderwyk's LabradorNet Database - The biggest international Labrador database in the world 
Click here to visit the website of Jack's Labrador kennel Joe Batt's Arm 
Click here to go to Dear Labby (NEW) and ask your questions about your Labrador 
Click here to read all the earth-moving FokkersGazet articles (in Dutch) that changed the Dutch dog world 
Jack Vanderwyk is a political man since he was 13 and organised protest marches against the war in Vietnam. 
He is an anti-imperialist socialist, not a Soviet- or Mao-style communist, and he studied Political Science in Moscow.  
As an editor/translator he worked with Peter Arnett, Bob Woodward, Harry Wu and many others. 
Click here to go to Jack Vanderwyk's blog Secular Democracy Now! 
Click here to read The Jack Vanderwyk Daily and subscribe to it!  
As a victim of child abuse since he was three weeks old, and as one of the first male victims who dared to admit that they were raped, Jack Vanderwyk has written some articles (in Dutch) that were helpful to others, with the same background.  
Jack Vanderwyk was first diagnosed as Bipolar II when he was 21. And he is not alone. Here are some of his mates:  
Adam Ant, musician.Russell Brand, comedian and actor. Dick Cavett, television journalist. Kurt Corbain, musician. Ray Davies, musician. Richard Dreyfuss, actor. Connie Francis, singer. Stephen Fry, actor, comedian and writer. Paul Gascoigne, English footballer. Mel Gibson, actor and director. Graham Greene, English novelist.  
Ernest Hemingway, writer. Vivien Leigh, actress. Jack London, American author. Spike Milligan, comedian. Edvard Munch, artist. Florence Nightingale, nurse and health campaigner. Sinéad O'Connor, musician.  
Ozzy Osbourne, singer. Emma Parker Bowles, model. Edgar Allan Poe, poet and writer.  
Jackson Pollock, American artist. Axl Rose, lead singer and frontman best known for Guns N' Roses.  
Robert Schumann, German composer. Nina Simone, American singer. Vincent Van Gogh, artist.  
Townes Van Zandt, singer-songwriter. Mark Vonnegut, author. Ruby Wax, comedian.  
Brian Wilson, musician, founding member of The Beach Boys. Amy Winehouse, musician.  
Virginia Woolf, writer. Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress. 
Click here to read Jack Vanderwyk's blog (in Dutch) Hit, but not beaten. (Geslagen, maar niet verslagen.) 
.Shortly before the Winter Holidays of 2006, when Jack's life was worse than ever and one of his girlfriends cheated him with her husband, (she told Jack's wife), Jack Vanderwyk realised he wasn't going to be the only one who was going to have a lousy Christmas and an even worse New Year's Eve. So he decided to do something about it.  
He founded Countdown Café Online, a spin-off of a radio program he participated in on Dutch national radio years before. 
This was Rock and Roll on the Volkskrant blog, live, and people were part of it. They enjoyed the records,  
and were part of something completely new to the internet: a virtual pub, where everybody knows your name. 
It was Jack's idea to keep it going over the holiday season, but it lasted until April 2007.  
As a result Jack Vanderwyk was elected Blogger of the Year.  
Click here to get the feel of Jack Vanderwyk's Countdown Cafe. Click here to listen to a  jingle. 
Click here to send Jack Vanderwyk an email