Monthly Archives: January 2015

Displaced, Disgraced and Dispossessed: How War Debts Still Haven’t been Repaid to the Indo Dutch Population


I am copying and pasting a book review I did which was also published by The Indo Project this week. This has been a book of great investigative journalism about a history that many of you may not know about … Continue reading

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Letter to My Kids (recycled)


I found an old, old letter to my kids when I was on a business trip years ago in the Netherlands, promoting one of my books. I miss the kids’ ages and their spontaneity, and the relationship I seemed to … Continue reading

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Calistoga: Mud, Mineral Water and Wine


  Right after we had moved to the Bay Area from Colorado, my husband decided to be romantic and take me, on our anniversary, to Calistoga in Napa Valley for a mud bath. When we were led into the bathroom, … Continue reading

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Californication


The Californians (SNL) My son who is in college in Boston, told me that people from the East Coast say that he has a “California accent”– since most of that accent can also be heard on television shows and movies … Continue reading

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