My neighbor, M, just came home from the hospital this week. She is recovering after a month long illness. M is one of the original residents of my building. She is a trim and fit woman of 70 with straight blondish gray hair and pale blue eyes. A psychologist by profession, she worked with patients … Continue reading A Coronavirus Story
A cycle-up egg automat, right at the farm. Just insert your coins (€1.30, $1.42 for 10 eggs), a small door clicks open and you may collect your farm fresh eggs. Happy Easter, everyone!
I have been negligent in maintaining this blog. For the past year and a half, my son, B and I have been working toward the requirements for naturalisation to become Dutch citizens. This finally became a reality at the end of January. We now have all the rights and responsibilities of Dutch citizens. This is … Continue reading Dutch Citizenship!
One of the most difficult things about a lockdown and social distancing is not being able to see your own children for weeks or even months at a time. Social distancing here in the Netherlands began on March 15 when the infection rate was only 1,500 persons. Today, a little over 3 weeks later, we … Continue reading Social Distancing From Your Own Children
Almost a year ago, I got a female, red tabby Maine Coon kitten to keep Sid company. They are the best of friends and keep me very entertained.
I never know what I might see while walking around my neighborhood. It’s one of the many reasons I love Amsterdam.
I am an American and an immigrant. Over four years ago, I made a permanent move with my family from Oregon to the Netherlands. We came to the Netherlands for better healthcare, more options for my autistic son and higher education opportunities for my daughter. The Netherlands has a treaty with the US that allowed … Continue reading I Am An Immigrant