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All In A Day’s Work in the Expat World

Last night, before bedtime, I realized I’d be at the school all day the next day and had to plan for dinner.  In this odd life, that has a different meaning than it did when I was teaching back in … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Phase and Perspective

When our family arrived in Beijing, 2 weeks ago, and drove to our new home, it felt mostly familiar and only a little new.  That feeling continued when we walked over to the shopping center for dinner that evening.  After … Continue reading

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Let The Fearlessly Be Themselves (even if it’s hard)

No one who has actually had a child said that parenting is easy. The key is to make it as easy as possible, though.  As in most other areas of daily life, I find it much easier to not sweat … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cotsco (not a typo)

Have I mentioned that we don’t have a car here yet?  We ran into complications when we tried to ship it, so it sits, waiting, at our dear friends’ house in Virginia, until we get the paperwork and then they … Continue reading

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It’s Going to Take a While

I’m going to do something I rarely do.  I’m going to complain, so if you aren’t in the mood, feel free to skip this post.  I think I’m due, though.  So far, I’ve done pretty well settling into life here.  … Continue reading

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Sharing Nature

I know that if we are going to live in nature, we have to share it with the other creatures who occupy it, but it’s going to take some getting used to, I can tell. When we were selecting the … Continue reading

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