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Jan.18.2010
Last week I was honored to be included in a group of Cross-cultural and International Bloggers to Watch in 2010. This week as the guest curator  in a review series at SheWrites, I'm pleased to note a few fellow expat bloggers. Members of the Ning network's blogging group can read it here. I'm drawn...
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Jan.05.2010
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller It’s January, and we’re back to the time of year of taking down the Christmas tree, wrapping up the sparkly lights, and scooting back into the groove of daily living. But this year, daily living looks a whole lot different for us, as I’m...
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Dec.14.2009
There's so much talk of movement these days, the advice on everyone's lips. Personally I'm charmed by the elegant momentum of agile living. A young woman posed a question at TravelBlogExchange this month, asking round-the-world travelers and serial expats how they face their homesickness. She wants...
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Dec.07.2009
I'm starting to seriously wonder about the sanity of anyone who choses to become a parent.  I mean, I totally see how traveling the accidental pregnancy railroad ends in parenthood.  I understand how incredibly tempting it is to climb aboard that train (or its conductor) with little thought to how...
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Nov.12.2009
I was living at an adventure camp in Colorado where for a few years the owners experimented with raising farm animals. A counselor was on dinner duty and I tagged along. We fed the pigs with the kitchen slop and now were entering the shadowy cage of the chicken coop. Like a coward I followed behind...
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Nov.10.2009
This week I'll be speaking with creative entrepreneur Tara Agacayak on a panel about social media for the International Professional Women of Istanbul Network (IPWIN). The happy trends of Web 2.0 online networking, collaborating, and user-generated content seem tailor-made for pro women like us who...
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Nov.03.2009
I am delighted that so many writers have thoughts on writing and place that they want to share with me. Writer and blogger Rachel Fenton blogs at Snow Like Thought.  Here are Rachel's answers to my questionnaire: TH: Where are you? RF: I'm sitting in my bedroom, with the curtains drawn (all white...
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Oct.17.2009
Expat Harem has a new global niche. The Expat Harem — a concept I coined in 2004 with Jennifer Eaton Gokmen and brought to life in 2005 and 2006 in the foreign women in Turkey anthology Tales from the Expat Harem – has always been about a modern and virtual community of cultural peers. Now the (...
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Sep.10.2009
The fresh perspective of an outsider-on-the-inside releases energy from all directions. What strikes us about a place — and may entice our fellow country-people – often does not resonate to the same degree with the average native. I was pleased to meet an expat woman entrepreneur on LinkedIn last...
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Sep.02.2009
Expatriatism is often a life apart. So how does a writer abroad get up to speed and compete in her home market? Here's my answer in a guest post -- about the fortuitous intersection of expatriatism, epublishing and digital citizenship -- at former Writers Digest editor Maria Schneider's Editor...