Category Archives: Dual Citizenship

Creeping In

When we first moved back, a lot of people were curious about our kids and how they identify themselves: do they feel more Dutch (after all they were born here and lived here the first 7, 5 and 2 years … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

So Maarten and I sometimes joke with each other; why couldn’t you be Dutch, or why couldn’t you be from Montana?  Things would be so much easier… And the thing is, we are joking, because we both know full well … Continue reading

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Dutchman in Carharts

Awhile ago I wrote about Sam’s sport pants.   A lot of the stress concerning waistbands and such has lessened; cut back to a rare (but nonetheless fiery) flare up now and again.  But Sam, and now Noa too, are both really still into … Continue reading

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Maarten and I sometimes discuss the extreme freedom of choice we have in our modern western society and the stress and difficulties that this so-called freedom can create.  We feel it ourselves in our ongoing uncertainty of where we will end … Continue reading

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Dear Mrs. Helpful and Mr. Friendly,

Thank you for making me feel like a sane, normal person during my visit to the Consulate this morning.  Thank you for listening and responding with feeling.  I really appreciate talking to people.  Mr. Friendly, thank you for making jokes … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Unhelpful at the U.S Consulate,

You and my five year old son, I swear:  you hear the words coming out of my mouth BUT YOU JUST DON’T LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYING.  You sound like a robot reciting pre-programmed lines.  An original, helpful or reassuring answer … Continue reading

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I voted

I voted this evening in the national elections for the new parliament… It’s kind of hard to choose.  You know, should I go with the CDA?  Or maybe the PvdA?  Or SP, VVD, PVV, D66, SGP… And those are just … Continue reading

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We are a 7-passport kind of family these days!  I recently picked up my Dutch passport in time for my solo trip to Florida last week.  As many of you know, it was a year ago this month that I became … Continue reading

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