Category Archives: Political, historical or world events

Commentary on events or issues that shape an expat’s experience.

Change of Seasons

One of the many things that is common for Northern to Southern Hemisphere expats is that the seasons are opposite from what you’re used to. So Christmas is HOT when it’s supposed to be cold. As it is spring here … Continue reading

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Embracing Your Inner Goblin

One of the things I miss about living in the US is Halloween. Yes REALLY! You see we don’t really celebrate it in Australia and although I don’t eat much candy these days, I loved it as a kid. I can’t … Continue reading

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Choose Health

It’s been too many weeks since I’ve written in my blog and it hasn’t been due to lack of ideas or enthusiasm. It has been simply that I could not type. I sprained my dominate hand and wrist, so I’ve … Continue reading

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Inner Strength + Poise = Winning

I’m not a huge sports fan and when there is an opportunity to watch an international event it creates conflict for me as I try to back my “home” country. Today’s US Open Women’s tennis tournament was no exception as USA player … Continue reading

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Creating Home for “Undocumented Immigrants”

The Cost of Emigrating If you are an expat, you (or someone else) has paid generously for your right to live and work in a foreign country. In order to get your Visa you have been subjected to federal police … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Troops — Why the Difference?

Never having lost a husband or grown child myself, I can only have compassion for the families who grieve the loss of a son or daughter during combat. I imagine that although you know there are risks, you somehow convince … Continue reading

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Idealism or Reality: Is Living Without Fear Possible?

The Daily Dish posted a comment on my entry “Will Osama bin Laden’s death change expat’s day to day?” which I’ve been percolating over the last number of days. I felt compelled to write another post about this issue as it simply cannot be just a … Continue reading

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