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The quote above is from the third book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I never thought it would be my type of thing, but the books have captured me completely. It’s not really all that surprising though – it’s exactly my type of story....

Space for Soul Mates

This article was originally published on Expat Bookshop – a great resource for finding expat-focused, expat-friendly, and expat-written books. She took the words right out of my mouth. We laughed. Then five minutes later I finished her sentence. Then we laughed...

My Tana Kitchen (Home Poems)

One of the most exciting and enjoyable aspects of the Families in Global Transition Conference this past weekend was the way in which personal narrative – both written and spoken – was taken as an essential part of processing the expat experience. I’ve written about...

Little Trinkets from Here and There

Confession time. I’m not a packrat. In fact, I’m like the opposite of a packrat. Which I guess is someone who not only constantly gets rid of their own things but harbors fantasies of cleaning out the closets, shelves and toy rooms of others as well. Yep – that’s me....

Working Through the Hard Days

Today was one of those days. You know, the days in your expat life when you think, “Why are we doing this? Again.” I find these days always hit me completely out of the blue. We’re going along, no big deal, feeling on top of the world and (honestly) quite proud of...

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