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Mourning Nelson Mandela

It was just another late Thursday night. A few friends and I were sitting around, drinking whiskey, and shooting the shit in Uganda’s bustling capital city, Kampala. We were somewhere between hilarious sex stories and creepy dude stories when my BBC Breaking News tone sounded. As a bit, I picked it up and read it […]

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Entering Widowhood: The In-Betweens

It’s been a couple months since my last post here on my new status as a “widow.” The horrid “W” word that no one in love or marriage actually wants to think about.

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Entering Widowhood

It’s been almost two years since my last article here on P-Mag. In that time, I had some wonderful adventures and moments – before my husband’s brain cancer began to really change the quality of his life for the worse in 2012. He was in Home Hospice service for about eight months before he passed away […]

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Being a TCK: a Summary

Due to time constraints (as in, I have almost no time these days), I’m going to wrap up this series of articles on what it is like to be a TCK (third culture kid). To be someone who was born one place and raised in another place (or places) is to be someone who is […]

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Judging Grief

When the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was announced last week, remembrances and outpourings of grief quickly commenced. And, almost as quickly, criticism followed. Not criticism of Steve Jobs (although there was plenty of that even before his death), but criticism of the way people were expressing their grief. It seemed […]

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To Be Better: A Request, Post-9/11

As I sat in my apartment on Sunday, looking out over lower Manhattan, I felt miles away from the ceremonies that were taking place not even a ten-minute subway ride from my house. I feel isolated from this event, which in itself seems arrogant to say, yet accurate, as I do not feel like 9-11 […]