I just had to share this. Kort maar krachtig, is what we call that--brief and to the point.
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Today, after the Boston bombs, I have nothing to say, so it’s a good thing that I can repost this beautifully written post by The Evolution of X, formerly known as Fork in My Eye. Continue reading
Okay, this is the first two (TWO–way to keep me hanging, guys) submissions for a favorite post that should’ve been Freshly Pressed. But it’s not too late. Read this for the (very few) details.
Dear Gabby . . . March 20, 2011
Posted by nrhatch in Blogs & Blogging, Fiction, Humor, Joke, Mindfulness.
At PiP’s request, let’s focus our attention on Blog Etiquette for a moment.
Dear Gabby: I just read a post that makes me furious. I am spitting mad. What should I do? Signed, I.Rate
Dear I.Rate: People will not always see eye to eye. That’s a given in life. I suggest that you take a deep breath, count to ten, and ask yourself whether your anger will matter a year from now. Love, Gabby Continue reading
A recent WordPress prompt asked when the first time was that I felt grown up.
- I felt grown up when I played hookey in second grade in Australia and bought ice cream from money I made myself by collecting glass bottles on the beach. Continue reading
A Happy New Year to all bloggers and blog readers out there!
A few days ago, my neighbor M and a few others and I were having a Facebook conversation about American politics and the pros and cons of the two-party system vs the multi-party system. In fact, it’s still going on. But I wanted to share some of it here. The discussion started two posts ago. Continue reading
Bwaaah! I’m in a blogging funk. I’m not the only one, either. I’ve seen other bloggers asking their readers what they want to see. I feel it’s a bit of a cop-out, but hey, at least this is a post, right? I could write about the Aurora shooting, but I’d be repeating myself. And there are only so many photo posts I feel I can get away with.
So, tell me, what would you want my oh, so uniquely Dutch take on? Let me know in a comment and I’ll see what I can do.
Two of the great things about living in Austin are the wildlife and the music. One of my favorite Austin bands is The Austin Lounge Lizards, and one of my favorite Austin Lounge Lizard songs is “Arnold”. I feel like I’ve posted this before, but I can’t find it. And if you’ve listened to it before, I know you will love to listen to it again. Continue reading
Well, it’s the Fourth of July, Independence Day here in the States. I just saw a post by an American blogger friend in the Netherlands, who posted some beautiful landscape photos of Tennessee for the 4th. I’ll do the same. Not of Tennessee, because it’s one of the few states I haven’t visited yet, but just from all over.
Click on the first picture to see them bigger. Enjoy. Happy 4th. Continue reading
My blog is a year old today! Well, officially I started it in April, but the first two months I was mostly filling it and the hits during that time were mainly mine, because I kept visiting my blog to see what my writing looked like when published. I hadn’t yet discovered that I could preview my posts without them being counted. Continue reading
My goodness, it must be award week! This time I got the Versatile Blogger Award from Sat Nav and Cider, an American blogger in the UK. Check her out. She has beautiful photos of British landscapes.
So now to pay it forward. I will: Continue reading
One of the Mindbump prompts was: What makes your blog different from any others?
Well, I regularly google to see if I can find any other individual Dutch bloggers in America writing about being Dutch here, and I have yet to find a single one. I just can’t believe it! There are tons of Americans in Holland blogging about their expat experiences, and I know there have to be way more Dutch people in America than Americans in Holland, so where are you guys? Continue reading
In several of my posts I have mentioned what I feel are somewhat childish aspects of American culture. Like waving little flags on demand, being entertained by waiters in silly hats at restaurants and such. Continue reading