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Medical Care in a Less Foreign Land- Part 3

Answer: Watch TV shows you’d never watch at home; Eat junk food you’d never eat at home; and sit for hours in a hospital lobby just to access wifi. Question: What are things you do when you have 3 weeks … Continue reading

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All in an Expat Weekend

Sometimes weekends pass with nothing out of the ordinary coming to pass.  This was not one of those weekends.  Nothing dramatic happened but we saw several things that made me double take.  Life abroad is full of things we don’t … Continue reading

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Seeking Medical Care Abroad- When Dr. Google Fails, You Have No Choice But to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

We have a very good Regional Medical Officer where Horatio works.   I’ve taken the boys to see her for various ailments during the six months we have lived in Taipei, but one of the boys has been unwell since October … Continue reading

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To Curse or Not To Curse, WTF is a Parent to do?

I’ve never been a big swearer.  I can remember as a 10 year old in fifth grade, when my peers started to use “bad words,”  thinking that using the F word in every other sentence was a cop-out for taking … Continue reading

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Jord Wood Watches Are Stunning! — Giveaway

Fun Fashionable and Fabulous! I get a lot of requests to review products on my blog. I’m talking about several dozen each week. I only do them if the product or service appeals to me and would be helpful to … Continue reading

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Waiting for Westley

One of the most complicated parts of our relocation to Taiwan is moving our beloved canine companion, our four year old, three legged, German Shorthaired Pointer, Westley. (We are big fans of The Princess Bride.) We adopted Westley when he … Continue reading

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Moving Along

We are now in the midst of our move to Taiwan. It’s  been weeks of organizing, sorting, discarding, donating and cleaning. Simply put, moving is hard. Packing up a house and moving everything to a new one is stressful and … Continue reading

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Is it Bigotry or Ignorance?

One of my boys is hurting and I can’t do anything about it except support and be present for him.  Maybe my readers can make suggestions of how I can handle this dilemma. Dwight’s “friends” enjoy cracking Jewish jokes.  It … Continue reading

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The B&*$# is Back

Freezing rain forced at two hour delay of the school day, so the kids had time to hang out and relax before leaving the house this morning.  As I was making breakfast, nine year old Bob wondered aloud about why … Continue reading

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The Wear and Tear on the Kids

I know that Taiwan will be great for us.  We look forward to the adventures.  Getting to the happy and settled point will be a rocky road. 9 year old Bob wanted to tell all of his friends at once … Continue reading

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