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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...
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Feb.01.2013
One of my favorite books of the year has got to be Alex George's A Good American, now in paperback. It pulses with life as it follows an immigrant family through decades of fascinating history, and it's captured all of the best adjectives: moving, funny, unforgettable. Plus, Alex is one of the...
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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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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...
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Apr.20.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN What comes after cultural disenfranchisement? After Expat Harem, the book? After expat+HAREM, the community site? I chart the evolution of my own global niche, along with expat+HAREM's spin-off project: Globalniche.net. When I moved to Turkey in 2003, the plan was to write a...
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Apr.07.2011
Welcome to April 2011's "Upheavals" issue. +++++EDITOR'S NOTE Gentle greetings to all our fellow sojourners... In a season of tough shifts, we're making some changes at the site to provide a new perspective on evergreen subjects, and elsewhere on the Internet we're following history as it...
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Mar.28.2011
I once opened a can of e-book whoop-ass on Stephen King. “No interactivity, no extra benefit for readers!” I scolded the usually imaginative novelist back in the go-go days of Y2K. From my desk on New York’s Silicon Alley where I had the publishing beat at an internet industry magazine, King’s self...
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Mar.21.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN Rounding up zillions of links resonant to our community that cross my screen... 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. The internet is over. That is, "the boundary between 'real life'...