What if all our African escapades make them feel disconnected and rootless? What if they aren’t capable of connecting with a home culture? It’s a real thing people, Wiki says so! It’s called Cultural Jet Lag.
We have all been the victim (or the perpetrator) of over-sharing online. We all know someone who has posted on Facebook or Twitter about their nasty divorce, their bathroom habits (I really don’t need to know how long it took or the size of the log), their child’s most embarrassing moment, photos of drunk high MORE »
One of the little baby girls in need of care was just 13 days old. During the massacre she had taken a gunshot to the elbow of her left arm and both of her parents had been killed. Doctors were scrambling to stabilize the 116 living victims of the massacre and, because it was the most time efficient way to ensure the tiny baby kept her life, her arm was amputated.
Djiboutian summers are a season of flight and have the potential to be a lonely, boring expat summer. Expatriates: diplomats, aid and development workers, teachers, military personnel…everyone leaves, or at least the women and children leave. And if mom is working, the kids get sent away. Djiboutians: professors, doctors, business owners, the unemployed…everyone leaves, or MORE »
Summertime! Minnesota summers mean green grass and swimming in the lake, parades and a weekend at the cabin. Fishing and boating and camping. Djibouti summers mean watermelon and trips to the ocean and hunkering inside air conditioned rooms, hiding from dust storms and suffocating heat. Popsicles and lemonade stands, or balls of pink ice in MORE »
A new mother of twins barely remembers the first year. Here are 7 things she needs to write down.
Today I pulled out my first grey hair and last week one of my best friends dressed up in a banana suit and went out in public in DAYLIGHT greeting the world. These two things might not seem like they have anything in common, but they have gotten me thinking about what it really means to be truly “awake” for this one life we have to live, no matter where we are living it.
My children have spent months or years in Djibouti and then, in twenty-seven hours, transitioned to Minnesota (and back to Djibouti) six times over the last decade. There are the obvious struggles like jet lag and forgetting stuffed animals in airplane seat pockets. The inevitable meltdown in Chicago’s O’Hare airport because we have been traveling MORE »
Are you camping this summer? Visiting the in-laws? Attending a picnic? Road-tripping it with the fam? With these coffee brewing methods you can be sure to have great coffee, hot or cold, practically anywhere at any time.
July Fourth is not an international holiday. It might be hard for some Americans to realize this, but the rest of the world doesn’t have July Fourth off work, they don’t go to barbecues or fireworks or parades, they don’t eat red, white, and blue fruit salads or cakes. The rest of the world does MORE »
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