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Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week: New Job Edition

Happy Wednesday, all! I started a new job this week, and these are the ten songs keeping me sane throughout!

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Perspectives

Ten Years On: Sabine

It’s been ten years since I started my big foreign adventure. In this loose series, I talk to the immigrants I met in 2005 and those I’m only meeting now. They all tell me a bit about the changes that the last decade has brought for them.

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Ten Years On: Ben

It’s been ten years since I started my big foreign adventure. In this loose series, I talk to the immigrants I met in 2005 and those I’m only meeting now. They all tell me a bit about the changes that the last decade has brought for them.

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Perspectives

Expat Ramblings: Make This Your Home

Summer’s over, and I’m back in England after four weeks of touring the old countries. We returned to glorious sunshine, well-rested and happy kids, but still…

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Longing for the Home Where You’ve Never Lived

This year, I spent Thanksgiving with my family in California. I decided to stay for a week in order to spend time with my family and friends, and especially to catch up with my uncle, who would be spending his first Thanksgiving here in the U.S. after officially gaining his permanent residency. My mom had […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Wants To Write A Book

I’m home. The sun is shining, and it’s all good, but after the greatest summer in my hometown, I feel I need a lot more time to properly arrive. I’m still coming to terms with all the memories that hit me around the head at every street corner. Suddenly, it seems impossibly hard to make […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Is Living In The Past

Hello m’dears, and Happy Monday! I’m writing to you from the past. Well, kind of. I’ve been staying in my childhood home for four weeks now; the weather has been glorious, and we’ve done a lot to bring back precious memories – zoo trips, ice cream by the fountain, and travelling old school in an actual […]

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Perspectives

Home

Right now I’m on Southwest flight #923 from LAX to Oakland with a final destination of Portland, Oregon. A dear friend of mine from college hails from the Bay area. He is a proud A’s fan and a very sweet man who will undoubtedly scoff at that adjective. Sitting on the tarmac in his city […]

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: “The Walking Dead,’ S3.E10, “Home”

“He had fishtanks full of heads. Walkers and humans. He’s coming.”

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll for 1/15/13: What Makes a Place a Home?

I think we all know that where you sleep and keep your clothes doesn’t necessarily count as a home. But I’ve learned over the years that there’s something that can make anywhere feel like home, and it’s different for each of us.

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Open Thread

Thursday Night Open Thread!

It’s Thursday! Time to get our chat on in the OT.  Here is my current favorite song to start us off.