Monthly Archives: May 2010

The First Dozen Years

Twelve years ago, today, Marci and I were married.  Our first dozen years.  In some ways, it feels like that’s quite a bit of time to have spent together; but when I think about the fact that three of our … Continue reading

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Artis Aquarium Anemones

I wish I could sleep in Amsterdam’s Artis Aquarium.  In the corral reef section.  The movement of sea anemones is so soothing.  And even if I couldn’t fall asleep, I would never get bored. Something about the Aquarium is so … Continue reading

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Pentecost50

This weekend we celebrated the Church’s birthday.  According to Christian tradition, yesterday marked the day of Pentecost (which also happens to be a true work holiday / three-day weekend in the Netherlands).  The Holy Spirit came down from heaven and … Continue reading

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City Kids

Sometimes I can feel kind of sad about the fact that my kids have been forced to grow up as city kids.  It’s so different from my own childhood — building forts in the woods, stomping through streams, being free … Continue reading

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Like Mother, Like Son

Marci and I finished working out in the basement — a grueling, gut-wrenching abdominal work-out — just prior to getting the kids up for the day.? We opened their doors breathlessly and retreated to the dining room to catch our … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, City of Trash

Amsterdam is drowning in garbage. I think that a garbage collectors’ strike has to be one of the most effective forms of striking that there is.  Just one week into things, and the face of the city is noticeably marred … Continue reading

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