RACHEL'S RUMINATIONS!

Sometimes you just have to write…

My amazing brain

I realized that all of those thoughts flashed through my brain in literally about a second.

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November 10, 2013 · 9 Comments

Is Black Pete racist?

To state the patently obvious, it’s terribly racist in this day and age for a white person to dress up in blackface and play a comic character.

October 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Parlez-vous français?

Il y a trente ans je parlais français courament. That means (I think) that thirty years ago I spoke French fluently. Clearly I don’t anymore, and that’s extremely frustrating. I’ve … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

I saw the King and Queen today!

I went to see the King and Queen today. I did it partly for the enjoyment of being able to say to my family “I’m going into town to see … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 4 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

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

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

Queen (the person, not the band)

Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag in Dutch) is an annual celebration in the Netherlands of Queen Beatrix’s birthday. But it isn’t on her birthday; it’s on her mother, Queen Juliana’s, birthday, April … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Odd Little Things in America

When I first moved to Holland there were a lot of little things I noticed that were different than at home. Nothing of importance, so I just noticed and moved … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

I is for immigration

Three of my four grandparents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated to the US around the turn of the last century. The other one was born in the US, but her … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 3 Comments