Growing up in Chicago, thankfully, there are relatively few memorials to wars and military action as had taken place on that very ground – though there are many tributes to soldiers who gave their lives in foreign wars. Perhaps, that’s why, in Paris, I had seen so many reminders of World War II. They seemed … Continue reading Is the Diary of Anne Frank Still Being Read and Taught?
Sorry, Amsterdam. I don’t mean to totally dog you for the second post in a row. You really are great. Your waters calm my soul and your church bells lighten my steps. You’re bike-friendly. More than that, you’re PRO-bike. But even I, the normally happy-go-lucky, hopelessly-optimistic, yours truly wants to fly the bird at the world sometimes. I wanna leave you. It’s me, not you.
Edam. A town that proves that you haven’t seen a country until you’ve seen its country(side). Continue reading “Edam, Netherlands: Cheese and Slavery”
Look at these photos. You have to be in a really horrible mood to take nice sombersome pictures like this. And I was.
One of the first things you’ll notice is thousands of bicycles propped and locked up along the canals’ guard rails. Practically everyone in Amsterdam gets around by bike. So in the words of popular kids in high schools everywhere: everyone is doing it, and YES, you should, too.