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Swatting at Seagulls with Hemingway

Swatting at Seagulls with Hemingway

Experts tell us that there are four stages to culture shock. The Honeymoon, Frustration, Adjustment and Acceptance. Most of this post smacks of the honeymoon stage, though there are some signs of the frustration stage creeping in...   My wife and I moved to The...

A lot of moving parts

A lot of moving parts

Content warning: Be careful what you ask for, this post is a doozie! About 12 years before I met Betsy, she stepped off a plane in Florida, jet lagged and hungry after a 12 hour flight from Budapest. She had just returned to the states after teaching abroad for ‘round...

But who’s counting?

But who’s counting?

So here's how the next 31 or so days are supposed to play out... In three days we will move out of our home so the lovely couple who is renting our nest can move in and start their own new adventure. For the next couple of weeks we'll be living on the love and...

Behind the busy and the bluster of leaving

Behind the busy and the bluster of leaving

The movers come in less than a week to pack and ship about half of our remaining earthly possessions to our home away from home in The Netherlands. What we are not shipping, we are either leaving in the house for our tenant or stuffing in our luggage and hauling all...

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