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The strange sensation of losing my Dutch touch

I started Double Dutch plus Three a while ago to describe my experiences as a Dutch woman building up a life on an island in Maine. 834 more words

Living In The US

Traffic: Survival of the Calmest

After some serious traffic tie-ups through the city in recent weeks, a few colleagues mentioned “I don’t know how you can commute day in and day out like you do.” They were interesting observations, I thought, as I mulled over the reasons while in bumper-to-bumper traffic tonight. 764 more words


The economics of traffic jams (part 3)

In part 1 and 2, we saw how traffic jams affect society, using the recent example of deaths resulting from traffic jams in Jakarta, Indonesia. 860 more words


The economics of traffic jams (part 1)

What is the use of economics if it isn’t applied? In this new series of posts, we’ll take a look at real life situations where economics concepts can be used to understand and (hopefully) solve the problem. 78 more words


Fourth of July

Every year about this time the fireworks tents begin to sprout out by the county line, and I know its almost here again – the 4th of July. 425 more words


The Road Trip

Details kill me, and the final hours of prepping for a road trip are nothing but details. It’s brutal. I hate it. So therefore, I make the process much easier on myself by doing things like changing my mind last minute about arrangements for my dog. 1,574 more words


Two and a Half


Thats how long it took me to get home from work today!

There was an accident and they had highway 288 shut down. It wasn’t even rush hour yet, but the traffic was bumper to bumper, stop and go from highway 59 all the way down to Beltway 8! 126 more words