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Additional Cylinders Begin to Fire Up

I was fortunate when I arrived here in Tashkent last month that the consular officers and local staff already working in the section facilitated a great orientation training and familiarization period for me. 1,069 more words

Foreign Service

Places We Call Home

Living abroad, you find and then leave many places which have become a sliver of home. Since graduating and starting life as a teacher, I’ve lived in two cities and five flats, for various lengths of time. 356 more words

In Cairo

Shrink The Info Center Search Area to Expand File Name

This tip is simple yet helpful in displaying more of a file name that might be obscured by the upper right “Info Center.”

All that you have to do is simply collapse the arrow next to the search field that says “type a keyword or phrase” 19 more words


The Way Out Is Through

This whole transition thing has been going a little bit too easily. I keep expecting something to go terribly amiss, but it hasn’t happened so far. 1,236 more words


The Scamp in Scotland

…..kinda. I’m currently in Birmingham, England at a conference on assessment in higher education. I was supposed to attend the conference with my supervisor, but he hurt his back, and decided it was best if he stayed home. 722 more words


Small Wins

As those who know me well would attest, I’ve never been much for competition. I used to work for someone whose top strength, according to StrengthsFinder 2.0, was Competition, with a capital C. 2,558 more words

Foreign Service

Make Your New City Feel Like Home

Moving to a new city? Here are some tips to help make it feel like home!

1. Skip public transportation. The best way to explore a new place is by walking everywhere you can. 172 more words