Expating in the Time of Corona

Unless you're living under a rock (superb social distancing points), navigating this virus is affecting most aspects of our lives. It's upended economies. It's uprooted nations, plans, and traditions. The damn virus is upskirting us all--exposing fault lines within countries, within governments, institutions, and families. I feel a bit like a menopausal monkey, swinging wildly... Continue Reading →

Story of an Expat, Part I

Here’s where my story starts. Almost twelve years ago, my husband and I were sitting up in bed on a sunny, Sunday morning. The kids were blissfully and, unusually, asleep; it was a rare moment of quiet. And as we lay there, this man I loved with all my heart told me about a job.... Continue Reading →

Third Culture Kids Aren’t a Triangle–They’re a Wave

A recent conversation sucked me, feet first, into the black hole of expat doubt. And by doubt, I really mean: "What the hell is going to happen to my kids at the end of this experiment?" The conversation, with a brilliant friend who studies cultural differences, was about the unknown effect of removing yourself from... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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