Category Archives: Expat

A Vertical Slice of Indian Life (Expat Week #079)

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends. ~Maya Angelou During my 2nd to … Continue reading

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My Coffee Shop (Expat Week #077)

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. ~Cheers Theme Song   Apart from my home and my office, the single place I have spent most of my time in India has … Continue reading

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Seeing Without Seeing (Expat Week #065)

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. ~Jonathan Swift Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius I have been struggling with writers block the past few weeks. It wasn’t until a few days ago … Continue reading

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The Monkey People (Expat Week #055)

If you look at the monkeys, you can learn many things about the men; if you look at the men, you can learn many things about the madness! ~Mehmet Murat ildan   I have always been enchanted by monkeys. From … Continue reading

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My First Diwali (India Week #032)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller Diwali, the festival of lights, is a five day festival and THE big holiday in India, … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Seasons? (India Week #031)

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.                         … Continue reading

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Holiday in Goa (India – Week #027)

In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius! ~Mehmet Murat ildan The six month mark of my time in India found me in the Indian state of Goa, a former Portuguese territory on the … Continue reading

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