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anastasia-m-ashman's picture
May.09.2013
    I recently relocated to San Francisco. Three decades away from my hometown area, I keep chanting: “Don’t expect it to be the same as it was in the past.” San Francisco may be a tech-forward location but that's not why I've increasingly been turning to technology to help me...
phil-naessens's picture
Jan.02.2013
  Phil begins the show with how excited he will be to return to the United States for good, praises the USA founding fathers on their foresight in making laws and allowing freedoms that very few in the world has and then replays an interview with Matt B. Redmond regarding his latest literary...
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Aug.22.2012
I recently relocated to San Francisco. Three decades away from my hometown area, I keep chanting: “Don’t expect it to be the same as it was in the past.” Since leaving the Bay area, I’ve lived in 30 homes in 4 countries, journeying first to the East Coast (Philadelphia Mainline) for college, then...
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Apr.21.2012
  People often tell me that I’m brave because I moved to Istanbul. Last time I was on vacation I had another of those conversations but this time, surprisingly, the person telling me I was brave was someone who had done the same thing: moved her life from America to Turkey. Click here to...
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Sep.14.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN Do you ever feel suspended between multiple worlds -- challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the club. The Global Niche club, that is. Here we take advantage of our situation mismatches. In fact, after fourteen years of...
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Sep.03.2011
Exploring the (metaphorical!) meaning behind the graphic muse we love at GlobalNiche.net: creative enterprise for the global soul.   Here's the mini tweet story (see it in proper format at Storify.com) of our whimsical pioneer of a woman peering out from the center of her own personal...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.30.2011
Is it typical expat behaviour that North Carolina’s governor made herself White? Play up your origins where it matters and then go all mainstream? Why did Nikki Haley register her race as “white” in her voter registeration form in 2001 and why has it got noticed only now?  The state’s Democratic...
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Jul.28.2011
Rounding up zillions of links resonant to our community that cross my screen...this week we're looking at the latest labels for who we are, what we do and how we live. These are the kind of things I share *daily* on my Twitter feed -- follow me or get the feed sent directly to your feed reader....
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Jul.14.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN On my first serious expat stint, Southeast Asia in the ‘90s, I achieved a state of photographic oblivion. When I set out from Los Angeles I was already solidly unemployed, unproductive, and unmotivated. I had a capricious romance to see me through. In Asia, life losses piled up...
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May.02.2011
  Hi there. Are you here from AOL's My Daily...after reading about two little girls playing French Lady?   Here are some other personal essays from my Berkeley childhood (and adulthood, going out into the world!) you might like...   THANKSGIVING WITH MARY JANE LOVE AND HATE IN AN ELEVATOR...