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Today is September 1st and I’m sooo excited! Not because it’s the first day of September, although I must say that autumn is my favorite season and I’m very partial to this month. Just a few moments ago, Matt Krause – writer, traveler, former expat and Heathen Pilgrim – took his first steps on his long […]

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It’s been awhile since we last met up with Matt Krause, author of the amazingly beautiful A Tight Wide-Open Space: Falling in Love in a Muslim Land (Delridge Press: 2011), a book I wrote about in A Love Song for Turkey and Author Matt Krause on Writing. As long promised, I wanted to share with you Matt’s insightful thoughts […]

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One of the absolutely best aspects of the internet is the ability to find all kinds of information at your fingertips. Those of you who remember life before the ‘world wide web’ know exactly what I mean; those younger can just roll your eyes and skip the next paragraph. It continually amazes me that you can […]

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  Is it any wonder that writers read and readers often write? We enjoy getting lost between the pages of a book, drawn into the world created by the author. We’re enthralled with the intoxicating power of the written word. One of the best books I had the pleasure of encountering this year was A […]

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    It’s always interesting trying to explain the important holidays of your culture to others.   Some carry over easily, such as religious holidays like Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah and Ramadan, even if the specific ways in which they are personally celebrated differ a bit from country to country.   Many countries recognize various aspects of society on […]

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Well hello to you on this late August day! When you look out the window on Nederland, you never quite know what you’ll find. Each day is a toss-up as to how it’s going to go. It’s a bit like like women’s fashions: Transitional versus Casual Resort Wear. You might find overcast skies, cooler weather, […]

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If you didn’t happen to see it, my last post talked about how we expats can be some serious pumpkin junkies.  And while I have solved the pumpkin/pumpkin pie spice dilemma, finding the requisite turkey is an entirely different matter. What I have learned is that I cannot just waltz down to my local Albert Heijn grocery store and pick […]

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