Tag Archives: Netherlands

Which father?

When your real father has competition from a fantastic uncle. Continue reading

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Dag, Pamy

“Dag, Pamy.” In the dark of my studio apartment in San Diego, the Dutch voice of my grandfather came into my sleeping brain. Tears flowed as I knew then that my Opa was gone forever. He’d died a few days before … Continue reading

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Crossing all borders

The soft g makes me pause. She’s talking as she steps out of the elevator in the train station and I’m rolling my suitcase in. I don’t listen for the words and meaning, just the soft ghh. If I spoke … Continue reading

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“It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong”

  In 1992, Colin asked me to marry him, to have a family and have adventures. So, since it has all come true, then we must have had lots of things go wrong. The path of our lives has definitely … Continue reading

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