Sometimes I think the internet is an outlet for bored people who do ridiculously stupid things and waste an enormous amount of time. Other times, I appreciate the internet for what it gives us. We "meet" people we have things in common with, people we might never have met otherwise.
So it is with someone who was a fellow student in one of my online classes. Caatje lives in the Netherlands and I recently sent her some security envelopes with different patterns, because I hate to see anyone without their own cool security envelopes. In return, she sent me an envelope bulging with some fun things from "her" island of Vlieland. Wow-oh-Wow! I am still riffling through all the cool things. She included a magazine called Flow. What a feast for the eyes. Even though it is mostly in Dutch, I have enjoyed it anyway. I can tell one article is about stamp carving, and it's fun to guess at the rest. She sent postcards, tourist publications, and maps, among other things. Thank you so much Carin!! What an amazing part of the world!