How to Make–and Keep–Expat Friends

And so another season of goodbyes is upon us. I've written extensively about the art of saying goodbye to good friends. I've walked the walk, talked the talk, and all the rest. Nearly ten years of saying goodbye to acquaintances, friends, good friends, and the ones who feel more like family than friends has left... Continue Reading →

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Speed Equals Distance Over Time

Living far away from family does funny things to what should otherwise be a straight forward equation. Especially when it comes to speed. And aging. Yes, I'm quite sure speed gets ramped up when you factor in long-distances and divide them by time spent with family. I see my mother and sister twice a year.... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Friendship: From Mean Girls to Meaningful Women

Every year for the last three, along with a group of friends, I've packed my bags, left color-coded instructions for my family, and flown off for a long weekend. If our annual women's weekend (or as I christened it this year, Vajayjay Vacay) were a movie, here's how I envision the poster: Six full-grown females,... Continue Reading →

Skirting the Issue

The foreign minister in India just made headlines for a newly published list of tourism tips. They run the gamut of normalcy, common sense mingled with observance of local custom, but with an interesting caveatĀ for female tourists. Don't wear skirts. After a string of high-profile rape cases in India against foreign women, (not to mention... Continue Reading →

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D.E. Haggerty

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