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TMONE in Hand: Second Tour Daydreaming

With less than a year to go in my current post, it’s time to start looking towards tour #2. Earlier this week I received the official State Department confirmation of my second tour: my TMONE. 405 more words

Foreign Service

Home Leave 2017

We just wrapped up six weeks in America visiting family and friends, vacationing, shopping, and eating everything in sight (okay maybe only I did that last part). 754 more words

Foreign Service

Make new friends, but keep the old

Many, many moons ago I was a Girl Scout, and I remember singing that song at summer camps. I think about those lyrics quite often in this crazy overseas life. 967 more words

Foreign Service

Sarah passed her language test! 75 days until Ташкент.

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The past three/four weeks have been very busy for us. Especially for Sarah who has, in her quest to conquer the Russian language, invested evenings, (sleepless) nights, and weekends to studying the language of the czars. 1,292 more words

Trailing Spouse

Chicago – my kind of town. Meine Liebeserklärung an eine Stadt.

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You’re the city of big shoulders, the city of (way too) long winters, and the city of hot summers. People call you America’s second city, which for me doesn’t really make sense. 888 more words

Trailing Spouse