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Family Feast with Family and Friends (both Foreign and Domestic)

Last Fall, we started organizing a regular, recurring Friday Feast with Friends and Family (a.k.a. FFFF). It was a way for Marci, Elliot, Olivia, Cor, and me to stay connected as the kids grew increasingly independent with two-thirds of the … Continue reading

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City of Ducks

Our family regularly speaks in paradox — particularly through the illustration of a pair o’ ducks, which we learned in the first month after moving from the Netherlands to Ohio in 2012. And it’s become a very helpful tool for … Continue reading

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Andy Catlett: Early Travels

I recently finished reading Wendell Berry’s novel, Andy Catlett: Early Travels. It’s another installment in his series of fictional stories of fictional people of a fictional town called Port William, Kentucky. I got my start with this author and this series after … Continue reading

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