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The Bartering Economy

New online services make it easy to borrow things you need temporarily but don’t want to buy.

Janet Morrissey writes at the NY Times, “When vandals broke into Stephanie Ciancio’s Land Cruiser in 2014 and stole her car stereo, she did not have the time and money to replace it. 291 more words

Date night in the city

Jason​ and I were blessed with the ability to go on a date night (curtesy of our girls being invited to a sleepover with our awesome friends in Amstelveen). 526 more words


Week 41

Since our tumultuous weekend (and Monday), not a lot happened. We were both ill with the flu this week so we’ve mostly just gone to work and tried to recover in the evenings. 101 more words


Competition in the classroom

So, this morning I cried. It was my son’s birthday, so we took in treats to his classroom.

In the Netherlands, it is the custom to bring in treats for each class member and also something for each of the teachers. 341 more words



Locals told me about a legal graffiti park one stop away from Amsterdam Centraal. It’s called Flevopark and some talented artists have put their work on display here:

8oct15. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


From Dawn till Dusk

I am sharing some photos for the challenge Available Light:From Dusk till Dawn  hosted by Nalinki at this blog’s Photo Rehab.

The first set of photos were made in Porto, Portugal. 56 more words



A beautiful day in Amsterdam. Having a glass of wine and sketching a winch near a canal. The buildings lean in such a charming way. Beautiful colors this time of year. 10 more words