23 And More Than Me

Police in California have caught a serial rapist. The Golden State Killer was been linked to 12 murders and 50 rapes in the last forty years. A good thing right? Not for privacy activists. Police caught the man after uploading DNA from one of the crime scenes to a website called GEDMatch. Like a number … [Read more…]

Does The 30% Ruling Matter?

Internationals in the Netherlands a have been in a tizzy this week about the announced changes to the 30% ruling. A Change.org petition has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures. So what’s all the op hef about? What is it? Qualified highly-skilled migrants are eligible for the so-called 30% ruling wherein you do not pay income tax … [Read more…]

Post NL

Someone sent me a package. I have no idea who it was or what was in it because it’s never arrived. Instead, I got a notice from Post NL that whoever had sent the package, hadn’t put on sufficient postage. The sender also hadn’t put on a return address. So it was up to me, … [Read more…]

Being The Cool Girl

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…]