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…]
I just finished up NaNoWriMo again. 50,000 words in a month is a lot of writing, especially when you’re holding down a (more than) full time job. I didwell with the scheduling and wrote a lot on the evenings and weekends, so while it took a pretty big toll on my personal life, it was … [Read more…]
When American writer Kristin Anderson set out to work on her second novel, she discovered she had writer’s block. She lamented to a friend about her plight, who replied, “A suitcase, a stranger, and a train. Love story.” The result is Anderson’s new novel, The Things We Said in Venice. Read the entire review in ACCESS magazine.
My boyfriend and I have been house hunting, so we’ve been going to a lot of open houses. Which means, of course, we’ve been playing voyeur and spying on how other people live their lives. And, a lot of Dutch people have Buddha statues. Specifically Thai Buddha statues. Despite the country’s overall atheism (something like … [Read more…]