My neighbor, M, just came home from the hospital this week. She is recovering after a month long illness. M is one of the original residents of my building. She is a trim and fit woman of 70 with straight blondish gray hair and pale blue eyes. A psychologist by profession, she worked with patients … Continue reading A Coronavirus Story
A cycle-up egg automat, right at the farm. Just insert your coins (€1.30, $1.42 for 10 eggs), a small door clicks open and you may collect your farm fresh eggs. Happy Easter, everyone!
I am an American and an immigrant. Over four years ago, I made a permanent move with my family from Oregon to the Netherlands. We came to the Netherlands for better healthcare, more options for my autistic son and higher education opportunities for my daughter. The Netherlands has a treaty with the US that allowed … Continue reading I Am An Immigrant
When traveling in the Netherlands and in neighboring countries, one of the things that M and I first notice is whether there are more cats or dogs in the cities we visit. We call it cat vs. dog city. Most cities in the Netherlands are cat cities, except for Amsterdam, which seems to have almost as many … Continue reading Cat vs. Dog City
I’ve lived in three different countries: the US, Australia and the Netherlands. In two of those countries, the Netherlands and Australia, all children have access to no-cost dental care for basic dental services. In Australia, a dentist office was located near B.’s school. All I was ever asked was what school he attended and about … Continue reading A Child’s Death, Dental Care and Disability