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#1 Fat Guy

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 08:17 AM

What kind of name is Sietsema, how is it pronounced, and are you related to Robert Sietsema of the Village Voice?

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#2 Tom Sietsema

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 08:21 AM

Thanks for asking! All too often, the way my name is (mis)pronounced makes it sound Spanish or Japanese. LOL

The correct pronunciuation is SEET-suh-ma. I'm German and Dutch.

I am only distantly related to Robert Sietsema, who I first met over a lunch in New York four or five years ago. His people stopped in Michigan, I believe; mine moved on to Minnesota. Odd, though, for two people with such unusual last names to share the same unusual occupation, no?

#3 Fat Guy

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 08:29 AM

Very odd. Suspiciously odd!

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#4 Tom Sietsema

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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:07 AM

People frequently confuse our bylines, or think we are the same person. (Robert is a good writer and knows his stuff, so I certainly don't have a problem with that!)