Lessons from Scandinavia

A few nights ago I stood on a street corner near my apartment. It was a little before midnight. The air was crisp, the sky was bright, fir garlands twinkled with Christmas lights. I stood alone, nary a car in sight...and waited for the light to change from red to green. Shit, I thought. I'm... Continue Reading →

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A Migrant By Any Other Name is an Expat

My family and I are migrants. More commonly we are referred to as expats. This is despite the fact that upon closer inspection, we actually meet the criteria of migrant workers more closely. Yet expat is how we identify ourselves as well as those we know. I¬†suspect it has a lot to do with the... Continue Reading →

The Sisterhood of the Split Pants

Every day I listen to woman I know put themselves down. Every day I listen to them call themselves fat or downplay their achievements, hide behind something that resembles humility, but is, in reality, much more damaging. These are educated, smart, successful, funny, kind, caring women who regularly pick themselves apart at the seams. I... Continue Reading →

One Foot In, One Foot Out

The last few months have been mild with a chance of¬†uncertainty. There have been lows of sorrow and confusion, with projected highs in the upper range of understanding. I'm exhausted. Yet after a lot of wine and some self-examination, I've think I've finally managed to diagnose myself. I'm having a mid-expat life crisis. We left... Continue Reading →

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D.E. Haggerty

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