Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rhine River Cruise, Day Six (Part Two): Amsterdam’s Diamond Factories

Our Amsterdam Canal tour on Saturday ended on the docks of the Gassan Diamond Factory. Here we learned a lot about the diamond trade and the history of the diamond business in Amsterdam. When the people of the Netherlands finally … Continue reading

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My Brother-in-law’s Italian Heritage

I grew up in San Francisco in the Irish Catholic tradition. Both of my parents and most of my relatives were Irish Catholics. The church where we worshiped and the school we attended was mostly Irish Catholic. As we transitioned … Continue reading

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