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 ABOUT THE researcher: 


Stephanie Schroeder is a journalist, blogger, and published author interested in arts & culture, travel, social justice, and alternative economies, among other (mis)adventures and pursuits. 


She encountered Ken Rinciari on her first home exchange between New York City and Alkmaar, The Netherlands. It was 2006 and the two didn't meet until a few years later, but were constant correspondents via email and post until Ken died in the spring of 2010.



AUTHOR photoS by Maeghan donohue

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