One of my favorite writers, Taylor Lorenz, has decided that 2019 is the year she’s giving up on email. “In 2019, I suggest you let it all go. There is simply no way for anyone with a full-time job and multiple inboxes to keep up with the current email climate. Even after deleting and sorting … [Read more…]
The herring party is a very Dutch tradition, held every June to mark the start of the new herring season. Molly Quell takes the next step in her ongoing inburgering process. Read the article on Dutch News.
A neighbor dropped by the other night and, while giving her a tour of my apartment, I showed her my extensive beer and whiskey collection. I do like my whiskey and I definitely like my beer. She replied “I see, you’re one of those cool girls.” I don’t know her very well but presumably she … [Read more…]
A few years ago, I tried to watch some movies. I failed. Now I’m trying again. I’ve got about 70 to go. First up, The Matrix (and watching the entire trilogy, as per my first goal.) I’m also aiming to read 100 books this year. And sleep at some point. We shall see.
“How do you describe yourself – an expat, lovepat, immigrant, international etc ?” It’s one of the questions on the Dutch News’ 10 Questions interview. It’s also a question I occasionally get asked. Expat, short for expatriate, has a long and sometimes problematic history. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (“out of”) and … [Read more…]