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As many of you fellow adventurers know, I like to write on a variety of topics. Often they will be about expat issues, or some aspect about living overseas. Other times they will be about human nature, personal challenges, self-improvement. Or perhaps about something going on in this global world we call home. Sometimes, as is the […]

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Okay, I’m trying not to cry while I type this, but it’s hard. My bottom lip is quivering, and tears are welling in my eyes. I can’t even talk to myself as I often do when I write because there’s a catch in my voice that will put me over the edge into a full-blown […]

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Today is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, the international refugee agency), there are 43.7 million displaced persons in the world. Forty four million, when you round up. Forty four million people who aren’t living in their homes because of war, violence, famine or other natural disasters. UNHCR was founded 60 […]

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I wanted to share that there’s been some good news on the Alice front. (The original story ‘A Teen’s Bucket List’ is here.) The social media response has been amazing. The story has literally gone viral, and the family reports that they’ve been overwhelmed with emails, etc. I received an email response from a family […]

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Yes, you read that correctly. Please don’t click on to the next post, or check your email, Twitter or Facebook accounts. Or fiddle with the television remote. Don’t pretend you have more pressing matters. I hope you won’t go get a cup of coffee, or decide to pay your bills online. And if you’re thinking about […]

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Today calls for a little change of pace, in that I’d like to share some thoughts on a serious subject. No, that’s not necessarily the change of pace I’m referring to, since I’ve been, umm, known to write a serious post or two here. What’s different about today’s post is that it is not about a pleasant […]

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