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2012

Dear blog, I’ve thought about you from time to time over the past 12 months. It’s safe to say I’ve missed you. However, there were more important things going on, and writing it down, keeping in touch, fell way down … Continue reading

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On Being Thankful

All November, I’ve been reading people’s “30 Things I’m Thankful For” posts on Facebook and around the web. I thought it was a nice way to celebrate Thanksgiving but was a bit gimmicky and just not for me. That is, … Continue reading

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An American Holiday

I was sad last October in Italy when I realized that, while we would get to participate in many rich European holiday traditions, having Halloween was prettymuch an impossibility. Sure, I could dress up my daughter in costume, but who … Continue reading

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Brave Beginnings

Dropping a comfortable and stable life for expatriation, whatever one’s reasons, is a brave thing to do. It’s also reckless and more than a little stupid. My first experience abroad was as an au pair the summer following my freshman … Continue reading

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When the fever doesn’t end

A week ago Monday, my husband left for two weeks of job interviewing in California, but this posting isn’t about that. When we knew that J was heading to the States, I was both supportive and a bit whiny about … Continue reading

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