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As mentioned in Under Construction, I hope you’ll join me as I navigate the re-entry stage in our repatriation journey. Every three months I’ll share a series of ‘snapshot’ blog posts about the particulars of building a new life from scratch, filed under the post category Re-entry Reality. I’ll look at everything from making a home, engaging socially, staying […]

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I must confess that it still astounds me how, in this day and age and in the comfort of my own home here in the Netherlands, internet connectivity and the various social media venues it has spawned allow me to maintain contact with friends and family and build associations with others. Like the old Bell […]

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When we think of crossing cultures, what immediately comes to mind? It might be art, music, theater, dance. Perhaps it’s religious differences or religious similarities, the minaret or the church steeple. For many it’s traveling far and wide, or immersing yourself in one place, one culture, for an extended period of time. It can be […]

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Most of us are familiar with the phrase ‘pushing the envelope.’ (I like this definition here on The Phrase Finder.) You know, to go beyond what you’d normally do. Push further, try harder. In this case, I’m talking about doing something you haven’t done before. Trying something new. Pushing the social envelope. Now I will be […]

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Day 4 of the Reverb10 challenge poses this prompt (from Jeff Davis): How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life during 2010? As a writer I seek precision with words. Or I should say that I strive for more precise wording. Definitions help sometimes. Merriam-Webster’s definition of wonder includes ‘rapt attention or […]

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