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What makes the Fall season so different between the Netherlands and the American Midwest?

The weather in northeast Ohio has been quite Amsterdammish this week. Cool, gray, drizzly conditions… a dimness to the natural light… a feeling that Sinterklaas is on his way… Such circumstances conjure up many memories for me: both positive and … Continue reading

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The End of Winter

It’s Spring Break here in Kent now. After school today, Cor brought home a project he’d been working on this week. It perfectly summarizes the shift from winter to spring that we’re currently experiencing. Here’s Cor’s story (with my translation, for readability): … Continue reading

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