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The Gift of Giving

Last night I helped a woman throw her trash bags into the garbage truck.

Garbage trucks show up at a designated time on street corners five nights a week. 721 more words


New apartment checklist

On my fourth apartment in Shanghai now…here is how to avoid making the same mistakes that I did.

General questions:
▢ Is there any mold? Check every corner, surface and near windows. 591 more words

Life In China

Weighing Eternal Spring

Medellín, Colombia: Perfect weather. Friendly people. The most beautiful women in the world. Murder. Legal prostitution.  Below is my bullet list of judgments, praises and comparisons.  363 more words


Aruba With a Twist

We are on the move again.  We spent an incredible summer working, visiting, playing and rediscovering our home base in Charlotte, NC.  There was lots of time with family, ball-games and hanging out with new and old friends.  469 more words


A 28-Year-Old’s Diary Entries From Early September, 1979

Saturday, September 1, 1979

5 PM. Around this time yesterday, Avis’s mother called me to say Avis had sent a telegram saying that she was arriving on the Laker Skytrain at 9:15 PM, so I decided to forgo Alice’s gathering and meet Avis at the airport. 4,275 more words

My First Year Living in Norway....in a nutshell.

When we first moved to Oslo in the summer of 2015, I awakened each morning looking at the white wall beams high above me and wondered, “What will we do today?” 2,123 more words

This Is How To Live In A New Country (Without Losing Yourself)

Learning a new language, leaving my career, having to calculate time differences and coordinate Skype calls…that’s what I signed up for when I moved to another country. 789 more words