Be Kind to Your Expat Friends This Month

It’s the annual summertime dance around the expat maypole— if the maypole was made up of travel documents, shipping instructions, and school applications with ribbons of packing tape flying in the breeze.

It’s Not the Destination, It’s the Journey

At the risk of sounding like a meme or a break room poster quote, let me explain. When you move around, you spend an awful lot of time focusing on the where. Where are you going? Where did you come from? Where will you end up? As another season of goodbyes rolls in, I’m watching…

Expats Anonymous

I’ve used plenty of phrases to describe living abroad: crazy, upside down, terrifying, exhilarating, tearful, broadening–but after a conversation with a good friend recently, I need to add another. Addictive. For some expats, whirling from one post and dervishing to the next, it’s easy to lose yourself in the tornado of “the move”. At times,…

Have I Told You About This Book I Wrote?

Things have been relatively quiet on the Wine and Cheese (Doodles) front of late. Hopefully for good reason. For the past few months I’ve been culling and cutting and revamping and revising, with the eventual goal of piecing together a Greatest Hits collection. Wonder Twin powers activate, form of a book. Phew. Thank God that’s…