Category Archives: Living abroad

Bullying Talks: Where to Draw the Line as a Teacher

Where should a teacher draw the line regarding classroom conversations about bullying?  Naturally, it depends on a multitude of variables, such as the age of the children, maturity, backgrounds, etc. However, at what age would it be appropriate to mention that … Continue reading

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Day 3, USA: Repatriation Shunned

Originally posted on a newer blog site in June of 2018, I’ve transferred this entry here to merge all my online writing into one place.  This piece deals with having decided to NOT return to the USA, back in the … Continue reading

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Dating Locally, Logically: Single Expats Abroad

“Michael, did you date me just to say you could ‘be’ with a Mexican girl?“, questioned a gal I was saying farewell to (because I was going back to the States after three months in a Spanish-language program, the final … Continue reading

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Where Will Marrying Abroad Take You—Or Leave You?

So you’ve decided to work abroad, allowing yourself the enviable opportunity to see the world, soak up several cultures, partake in language learning.  The list, surely, does not stop there.  Your head full of hopes, you focus on the open … Continue reading

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A Benefit Worth Little

This entry was originally posted to my private, family-only blog in November, 2015, months after divorce, as I was going through a hellish divorce case. I’m going to be blunt in this blog posting, which was started a few months … Continue reading

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Virtual Dating and Unsolicited Dick Pics

In 2003, having relocated from abroad back to my home country, and then having moved from one state to another a short time later, I decided to use Yahoo Personals as a way to meet someone, instead of the old-school, … Continue reading

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Post This to Your Social Media!

If You’re a Racist, Take This Photo On October 10, 2015, at 10am, I was sitting in a café near the Art Museum with a paid translator, side by side, typing a Chinese document into English, with her help. The … Continue reading

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