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2009

The previous year, I was in Malaysia. I had expected to be the only expat left on the tiny island of Timor, and was going to stay with some of our partners in a convent, preferably in the mountains. But … Continue reading

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last year… 2010

Last year, I was in Lebanon. I came to the UK for the actual Christmas holiday, using frequent flier miles to surprise my parents, but otherwise I was in Lebanon. Except for New Years, which was spent in Rwanda at … Continue reading

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A decade of Christmases

As I prepare for this year’s Christmas, the holiday season in which I am attempting to settle down and settle in, I have found myself reflecting on the last 10 holiday seasons and how they reflect the journey I’ve been … Continue reading

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American vs British kiddie version

So I’m spending some time with my beautiful baby goddaughter and her fantastic parents this week. Staying with them is always educational, and the last few days have been even more educational than usual. I’m learning all kinds of new … Continue reading

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Am I a Londoner already? That was fast.

I lived in the UK for three years before setting foot in London. I often commented that I loved England but London just freaked-me-out. This was all because of an unfortunate experience I’d had on my first visit to this … Continue reading

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My 9/11 story

Many people have them; I definitely do. In a strange way, 9/11 has shaped the rest of my life. On roughly 9/1, I flew from Brazil, where I’d spent the last few months, to the U.S. The plan was to … Continue reading

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