Three days in Amsterdam and the Hague before Christmas The Dutch holiday season starts with the arrival of Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piets in early December. We arrived a little later, to spend the last three days before Christmas in the holiday decorated streets of Amsterdam and The Hague. We went along canals with light shows, and we… Continue reading Dutch December trip
Wearing my fifteen year old cobalt blue glitter dress, I swayed my hips to “September” last night along with about 1,000 enthusiastic and festive Dutchmen: The place was Paradiso in Amsterdam, and the band was Earth, Wind & Fire. Most band members had been replaced, except for the guitarist and songwriter Al Mckay. And although… Continue reading Earth, Wind & Fire are from the time when bands smiled on their album cover: Last night, they brought a smile to my face.