Category Archives: Sweden

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

I recently finished reading Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. It was my second reading (or, actually, listening — since I made the rare decision to opt for the audio version of the book this time … Continue reading

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The Second Annual Amalgamated Santerklucia Holiday Weekend

It was around this time last year that we first started playing with the idea of a Dutch / Swedish / American holiday mash-up. Looking back on what I wrote at the time, I’m surprised to discover that the tradition … Continue reading

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Santerklucia Weekend

We did a little Sinterklaas celebration on Monday night, around 9:30 PM. Pretty late for Marci, Cor, and me. But Elliot had a shift at Subway until closing. Olivia was busy with school work (until she took a little break … Continue reading

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The Ungrateful Refugee

I just finished reading Dina Nayeri’s book, The Ungrateful Refugee. It was published around this time last year, and it’s been on my list for even longer than that. The subject matter — refugee resettlement in Europe and North America — is … Continue reading

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