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Eaten Alive by Army Ants

Many years ago I lived on an agricultural research station in Africa.  One evening I was on my porch in Ibadan, Nigeria, having a beer and bored out of my mind when I happened to glance onto the floor.  The […]

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Eaten Alive by Army Ants

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Many years ago I lived on an agricultural research station in Africa.  One evening I was on my porch in Ibadan, Nigeria, having a beer and bored out of my mind when I happened to glance onto the floor.  The […]

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What impressed me about ‘The Lion of Lucerne’ in Switzerland

While visiting my brother in Switzerland we spent a day in Lucerne. There were two things that impressed me. One was the Kapellbruke, or Chapel Bridge that spanned the

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Putin never surprises me

It’s a gloomy rainy day here. Reminds me of Moscow. Land of the Dark. I found it interesting recently when people were so “shocked” that Putin annexed the Crimea. It

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I am the Expat Alien

The Families in Global Transition annual conference was this past weekend down the street from my house. It is an opportunity for expat families and Third Culture Kids (people

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My afternoon with Herman Hesse

Herman Hesse probably didn’t know it but he was a Third Culture Kid. He was born in the Black Forest area of Germany to an Estonian father and a

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Juggling the world

I read a blog the other day about trailing spouses titled The Graveyard of Ambition? She mentions the intelligent, educated, professional women who give up their careers to follow their

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Churches and Palaces of Andalusia – a dream visit

I grew up in Latin America and majored in Spanish in college. I studied Spanish history and literature for years. It was always a dream of mine to go

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National Cathedral: Must-see visit in DC

The National Cathedral is a Washington DC landmark.  I can see it as I drive into work in the morning and as I drive out. It was built atop

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Snow falling in Denver, Minnesota, Moscow and Mexico City

When I was little we lived in New York State where snow was pretty common. The day it snowed in Mexico City most of my friends had never seen it

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My East African Safari: Is it worth repeating?

December of 1974 I went from college in California to meet my parents in Kenya for a camera safari. I made my flight arrangements through a travel agent in

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