Monthly Archives: January 2016

Book Recommendation: The Luckiest Girl Alive

The Luckiest Girl Alive  By Jessica Knoll The Luckiest Girl Alive is a suspenseful, unpredictable, unique story that moves fluidly from past to present and back again.  If you liked Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, you will love … Continue reading

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Book Suggestion: The Palest Ink

The Palest Ink  By Kay Bratt Having lived in Asia for five years (and counting) I read a lot of books set in the region.  The Palest Ink tells a colorful story of realistic people during the Cultural Revolution.  The … Continue reading

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Book Suggestions: The Bronte Plot

I’ve read some good books lately and want to share quick reviews and recommendations: The Bronte Plot  By Katherine Reay The Bronte Plot is a well written and not too predictable tale that weaves English Lit with modern day romantic … Continue reading

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Finally Opening My Eyes (Guest Post)

By Bill Lockard, US Army, Retired; Financial Coach It wasn’t until my third deployment until I realized I was the one who had it easy.  By the time I redeployed from Iraq, I finally realized it was my wife who … Continue reading

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Vote From Overseas!

Originally posted on The Deployment Diatribes:
The Federal Voting Assistance Program, FVAP, makes it easy to maintain active participation in the democratic process back home while we live abroad. As U.S citizens, despite living overseas, it is our responsibility to…

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Jianguo Artists Corner

On the weekend, the parking garages beneath the highway that leads downtown turn into a market of flowers and art and knickknacks. Three markets stretch beneath the highway.  I don’t know the length of the markets but the flowers, crafts … Continue reading

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