I am a Gen X’er. What this actually means still seems to be a subject of debate for academics the world over. Speaking for myself, one of the things that defines those of us who identify as from Generation X … Continue reading
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When considering the breadth of similarities between America and Australia one thing scores higher than all others. Fanatical sport fans you say? Nope, that’s not what I am talking about. Vast tracts of land inhabited by swarthy men in large … Continue reading
One could often be forgiven for thinking that Australia and America are similar, veritable brothers in fact. After all, so much pop-culture, trends and media binds us together, like high school sweethearts holding on to a shared experience behind the … Continue reading
After three months of living in the Australian summer I am paler than I was when I got here. Only part of this is due to my indoor job, the other part is due to the terrified aversion Australians have … Continue reading
Letting go of the snowy Christmas so often seen on postcards has been easier than I originally thought it might be. On days where the barometer soars over 90 during holiday time in our new Australian home, I think about … Continue reading
For most of my life I’ve complained about the location of my birthday, which is either on or around Thanksgiving. Surpassed only by those unlucky enough to have their birthdays right on Christmas (like my poor brother-in-law), Thanksgiving birthdays are … Continue reading
So I’m home. How about that? So far, it doesn’t feel like it. I had a brief meltdown on the night we arrived at my mother-in-law’s house to find all my bedroom furniture, including a pink stuffed chair I’d had … Continue reading
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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot I love autumn, but as it turns out, I am unwittingly flying about … Continue reading
An American friend once attempted to describe the US to me. She said, “we are nothing if not a country of extremes.” While it was not her intention to wax poetic, I do think that she managed a staggeringly precise … Continue reading
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The mechanical taffy pulling machine tops my list of things (like campfires, magicians, and the TV show “How it’s Made”) that are put on this earth to be stared at. Taffy is not necessarily my favorite candy, but nothing can … Continue reading