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Back in Ohio

We’re back in Ohio after our Great American Roadtrip.  The trip covered 10 days, over 3000 miles (almost 5000 kilometers), and 8 states. Truly it was a great experience.  I fell in love again with my native land.  Sure, Midwest America … Continue reading

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Breathe Deeply and Remember

As an American, I cannot understand the European fascination with scooters (bromfietsen).  However, there is one thing about scooters that I love:  the smell of their exhaust (I’m not joking). When I smell the exhaust of a scooter here on … Continue reading

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Inheritance

My Grandpa, Ezra H Liechty, died on Saturday. He was the last of my grandparents, those titans of Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” who saved the world from economic collapse, from Fascism and its attendant Holocaust, from Communism and its attendant threats … Continue reading

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Thirteen Years Ago

Thirteen years ago, it was a warm and muggy day in Mansfield, Ohio. Our families were busy with last-minute preparations for our wedding. We had friends and relatives in from exotic locations like Bowling Green, Ohio… and Peoria, Illinois… and … Continue reading

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Deep Roots

I’m a wanderer. Of course, I’ve been living as an expatriate — straddling Dutch culture and American culture — for the last three-and-a-half years. But even before that, I never had the chance to develop deep roots in any particular … Continue reading

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Rolling Down the River

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at Riverview Church.  It’s a big church which meets in very modern, newly constructed facilities in the suburbs of central Michigan.  I was invited to visit by an old friend, Noel Heikkinen, who I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Smoked Almonds

Smoked almonds are a grandpa food if ever there was one. Grandmas may have their apple pie; maybe Mom has that great chicken recipe, and Dad might be king of the grill. But it seems to me that smoked almonds … Continue reading

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Helping Hands

When the Good Lord made me, He granted me a pretty good memory, a decent amount of intelligence, and a moderate degree of athleticism… But, it must be said that the Good Lord, in all His divine wisdom, did not … Continue reading

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Recommended Listening

I wouldn’t exactly call it a “Top Ten” listing of my rank-ordered all-time favorite albums… Nevertheless, I’ve kept my listing to ten items, and they are all among my personal list of constantly evolving “favorites.” Halcyon Bird (by Eva Ellingsworth) … Continue reading

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