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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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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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