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August 14th: Will Dutch Comfort Women Be Forgotten?


August is a busy month for the Indo-Dutch community, because of the official ending of WWII in Asia and the many commemorations this triggers. There‚Äôs now another day to put on your calendar and that is August 14th, which is … Continue reading

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August 6th: Why I Love Americans…


This country is mega polarized at the moment but I want to keep reaching out because if we choose party over people, we’re not being true to the values this country was founded on. There are two things that I … Continue reading

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August 2nd: English only– and what message it sends to our children…


Let’s face it: the Trump White House is the most incompetent and deceitful we’ve seen in the history of this country and when things go south, you need to throw your base some red meat, and that’s what happened this … Continue reading

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July 26th: Sleep and Other Wimpy Trivia


So how are you sleeping? My month of July has been so stressful and busy that my nightly average is probably a measly 5 hours which is much too wimpy if you want to perform like a champion. I have … Continue reading

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July 19th: Why Community Matters…


So… I’m an introvert in the worst possible way… As a child I was so shy that I didn’t even dare make eye contact with people. My mom probably thought I was autistic– she thought a lot of things, because … Continue reading

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July 16th: It’s Never the Right Time to Say Goodbye


This was our Frankie. He was with us for six years. We saved him from the euthanasia list because he was a badly socialized dog. He was malnourished and was small, I feel, because his growth had been stunted by … Continue reading

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June 30th: I Smell a Rat…


Don’t worry, I’m not going to beat you over the head about the state of the country/world is in. I’m just going to tell you about my day, and boy, this surely was the wimpiest of days that I’ve had … Continue reading

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June 24th: The Poop Test (click bait for sure)


Once you turn 50 in this youth-obsessed country, you’re officially old and people write you off. Jobs are harder to get at this age, movies are way beyond your comprehension because they make them for an age group that’s generally … Continue reading

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June 22nd: Not for Wimps


Last night was so hot that we decided to get some AC at the ER… yeah right… In the morning, when I took Caroline took the doctor, the doctor expressed a concern about Rhabdomyolisis, a breakdown of muscle tissue which … Continue reading

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June 21st: Another Wimpy Day


So yesterday I was cursing the fact that my home office lacks AC, but today I was counting my blessings for having the freedom to work from home: Caroline came downstairs with excruciating muscle pain, so we saw the doctor … Continue reading

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