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You’ll notice I’m a little behind. The Day 16 prompt (from Martha Mihalick) for the Reverb10 daily challenge reads: Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual or a sudden burst? This post is coming two days late, in large part because I really had […]

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I will be the first to tell you that learning Dutch is not easy. In fact, one of the first phrases I mastered was ‘Ik vind het een moeilijke taal” (I find it a difficult language). Liguistically, it is the language closest in form to English. And it’s considered a simplified version of German, albeit […]

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Earlier in the week I received a message from my Dutch friend Katja. She’s currently in Washington, DC attending a seminar for work. She wanted to thank me again for the info about DC that I’d shared with her before she left. The weather was nice and she was enjoying her visit. ‘I love DC and can […]

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I bet you weren’t expecting a post title that looks like that. Now you’re probably thinking, ‘oh please, don’t let this be some idiot boring me to death with their stupid foreign language skills.’ I won’t speak to the idiot part, but I can tell you that I am not flaunting my language skills. For the record, my Dutch […]

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