Monthly Archives: May 2011

How It All Began

I graduated from college in the year 2000. It was an incredibly exciting time. Not only was I about to step out of the safety of the educational system and into the real world for the first time but as everyone back then knew we were only a few months away from getting flying cars and personal robot butlers. It was an exciting time indeed. Sadly the reality I discovered shortly after graduation was that […]

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10 Year Milestone

Ten years ago I stepped off a British Airways flight and began my life in Holland. At the time I did not realize that this was what it was. Back then I thought it was just the beginning of the next six months of my life in Holland but I have been here for over a third of my life now. And I am so happy that Holland has become my home. At the beginning […]

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Dutch, English, German?

While in Berlin I found it incredibly difficult to know which language to speak. German is the obvious answer of course (the clue is in the title of the country) but since I don’t actually know any German my options were limited to either English or (questionable) Dutch. Both of these languages have their own merits of course. Out of the two Dutch is the closest to German both linguistically and geographically which should make […]

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A Small Delay

Our train from Rotterdam to Berlin has been standing the middle of nowhere for the past two minutes. Just as I start to wonder what is going on the train’s intercom clicks into action and a young lady on the other end starts to explain the situation. At first she explains things in German and I do not understand a word. Then she explains things in Dutch and I understand a bit of it (my […]

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Radio Reading: Things I Like To Tell The English

Invading Holland has been the radio again thanks to Stuart Britton of the Stuart Britton Show (I should point out that this is a different Stuart and not an alter ego of mine. I just wanted to clear that up because it even course us some confusion sometimes). You can listen to the reading in the player below. I’d like to give a big thank you to Stuart Britton who made it all happen and […]

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