Clogging Along

living life in a multicultural world

SOS Venezuela

I understand that what is happening in the Ukraine is important from a political science perspective. I find Russian actions in the past two years scary and questionable and I … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing for One Person

I haven’t posted in a while. I decided to post today because my New Year’s resolution was to make 2014 the year that I actually wrote instead of the year … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Getting Back on the Bike

The mountain of colorful flower bouquets of different shapes and sizes are withering now. Soon nothing will be there. The place she died. She was leaving her job at the … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sheep on the Playground

  As I see 50 sheep run into my children’s school playground I cannot help but smile. The sheep mill around the slides and the swings and the children rush … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pig in the Room — An Ode to Stan

I have a pig in my living room. Not a whole breathing living pig, mind you. Just a part of a pig. A big pig leg with a pointy black hoof … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walking Home: A Review of The Way

So finally, as an appropriate ending to our summer holiday in Galicia — where we ate a lot, went on long walks with cows and in general reveled in doing … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Take a Detour — I’m Under Construction

Live here in The Netherlands long enough and you will invariably realize that roads are constantly being redone. Not fixed, mind you, but full-out repaved. This week, it is my … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Romeo and…not Juliet

So, I went to pick up my children at their elementary school the other day and saw a huge sign strung on the outside of the building congratulating  a teacher … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Typically Dutch: A Special Kind of Average

Forget Bringing up Bebe, we should be aiming at bringing up Jip and Janneke . Once again UNICEF’s report on where the world’s happiest children are leads us straight to The Netherlands on all fronts, … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire

This blog is called Clogging Along. The name comes about for many reasons. I am currently living in The Netherlands with my Dutch husband and I wanted to write about things … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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