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The Joy of Random Sports Abroad

I made the switch from cartoons to sports fairly early in life. For the Americans out there, that meant moving from Nickelodeon to ESPN. My weekend mornings consisted of SportsCenter repeats instead of X-Men and Looney Toons. I saw drama and artistry in sports,...

Tips on Dealing with Problems Abroad

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my 5+ years living abroad, it is that problems encountered away from home somehow feel doubly difficult to manage. Maybe it’s the language barrier, or some unknown local laws, or maybe someone just having a crappy day that...

The American Dream and the Dream of Europe

Maybe they’re visions instead. After my previous post, my father-in-law rightly noted that as an expat, my wife and I are less like changelings and more like dreamers. That got me wondering exactly where and how our dreams have guided us over the past ten years....

Expat bread crumbs

Expat. It stands for someone who was one thing and has become something else. An ex-patriot, one who no longer lives inside the borders of the patria, the homeland. It’s been 2.5 years since my family and I packed up in Indiana and moved to Germany. In that span of...