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(Updated 14 June 2012) She’s baaaack. Catarina, that is. She of An International Trade Representative’s Got Nothing on Her and Head of Delegation Written All Over Her fame. My cute little nine-year-old neighbor has already been to the house two times in the past week. Euro 2012 is underway, and you know what that means: […]

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Sometimes you can be going along, living life and suddenly something occurs that completely alters your view of the world. Turns it upside down. It’s as if you’ve received a karmic slap in the face. You know what I mean. We’ve all experienced this. You realize immediately that you’ve encountered a defining moment, one that will remain with […]

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Hey there, I wanted to share with you that today I am over at The Unexpected Traveller with my very first guest post. Since The Unexpected Traveller is based in Belgium, you could also say that I’m travelling today as I cross the border to visit our neighbor to the south. I’ve been following The […]

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The other evening I was driving Daughter to her voetbal practice. Voetbal (soccer back in the US), is something that brings her great joy. Not a ‘like to do’. It’s her passion. So when we arrived two years ago, we researched and queried and found a Dutch club with  coaches and a program reflecting a strong […]

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Last night was Super Bowl XLV, that annual pillar of American football majesty. The Super Bowl is the one night each year when America comes together as a nation to watch the world championship between the American Football League and National Football League conference winners. (This year it was the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay […]

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Early yesterday morning I received a phone call that Daughter’s Dutch club voetbal  game had been cancelled. Not surprising, since at the time it was -6 degrees Celsius in the small town 30 minutes north of here where she plays. That’s 21 degrees Fahrenheit people. And given the usual wind rolling in off the North […]

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Earlier this fall I was on the sidelines watching Daughter’s high school soccer game. (Astute readers will notice the use of ‘soccer’ instead of ‘voetbal’, thinking I’ve made a mistake. Not so. Daughter’s school refers to the sport as soccer. Her Dutch club team obviously calls it voetbal. Just trying to keep up here, that’s […]

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