Sometimes you just have to write…

Battling my little sister

But the “thunk” was my sister’s head.

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Big Fat Game of Chicken

If you cross the street, I’ll beat you up!

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Syria and the “red line”

I’m still on the fence about Syria: I don’t know whether “we” (which seems to mean whatever part of the world agrees) should intervene or not. What puzzles me is … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Baseball is better than soccer

Now that I’ve gotten your attention (and possibly gotten your hackles up), let me explain. I went to a soccer game yesterday. This was the second sporting event I’ve attended … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zuanich Point Park

Bellingham is far more interesting than I ever expected it to be. When I looked it up on-line before coming here, it sounded like a rather sleepy, rather hippy-ish place, … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

X is for eXpatriate

I am an expatriate: an American citizen, now living in the Netherlands. But I’m not entirely comfortable with the putting myself in that category: “expatriate.” When I first heard the … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

V is for Visitor

I am a visitor here in Bellingham. I’m staying with a host family: people I didn’t know until I met them and moved in with them on April 12th. Ann … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

U is for Underpants!

Don’t worry, this post will be G rated! And it’ll be short. I just want to mention something about underwear, of all things. Every time I come here to the … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

T is for Travel

What is it that we like about travel? I think people would give a variety of answers. Here are a few that come to mind. Experiencing different cultures and ways … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Teens and violence

I read an interesting blog post last week by Peter Brown Hoffmeister, written after the Connecticut school shooting, but before the Boston bombing, about the link between violent video games … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 4 Comments