Tag Archives: World War II

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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5 ways to overcome ‘us’ vs ‘them’

My wise minister in London once described an exercise at a retreat of ministers. They were assigned a task and then put into small groups. Over time, the groups grew, joined by other groups. When the first couple of groups … Continue reading

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