20 years anniversary of gay marriage in The Netherlands

The Netherlands was the first country in the world to permit gay marriage. I am proud to live in a country that paved the way for 28 other countries that have extended the right to marry to families like ours. Since 2001, 15,000 other couples have tied the knot here. The way the ceremonies areContinue reading “20 years anniversary of gay marriage in The Netherlands”

Election day blues playlist

I started playing my LPs last night (November 3rd) while we waited for the election results to come in. We’re still waiting, so I kept going today. The only rule is I could only play American artists. Here’s where I am so far: November 3rd: The Chicks – Gaslighter Wilco – A.M. Prince – PurpleContinue reading “Election day blues playlist”

I can’t live, if living is without Ruth*

When I woke up and read that Ruth Bader Ginsberg had died, I went on a five-hour bike ride, because otherwise I would have just stayed in my apartment pacing and chanting, “Oh my God” over and over again. Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) was one of my heroes. One of the first women to graduateContinue reading “I can’t live, if living is without Ruth*”

Bodegraven – Borefts Bier Festival

I haven’t said much about where we live, probably because there’s not much to say. A friend of ours calls Bodegraven “boterham” (sandwich in Dutch), and that’s fairly accurate. It is a small village in the Randstad right in between Rotterdam (30 km northeast) and Utrecht (30 km west). This weekend is the best time for craftContinue reading “Bodegraven – Borefts Bier Festival”