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Tips for Adulthood: Create an Image File

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I’m a great fan of decluttering. On a...

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Five Reasons Overseas Ballots Matter

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. 2020 is an election year like no other. A...

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Why Taking Vacations Is Hard

When my mother died earlier this summer, I went back to the U.S. for two weeks and cleaned out her...

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    • Tips for Adulthood: Create an Image File

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I’m a great fan of decluttering. On a therapeutic level – and especially if you’re in the midst of a life transition – it feels cleansing to shed something. On a practical level, when you declutter, you also discover things wonderful things you’d forgotten about entirely. When […]

      Posted on September 22, 2020 0 comments
    • Five Reasons Overseas Ballots Matter

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. 2020 is an election year like no other. A global pandemic, domestic unrest and an economic downturn have motivated many voters — and not just those in swing states — to go to the polls. Experts are predicting record turnout. But what about those Americans living abroad? […]

      Posted on September 16, 2020 0 comments
    • Why Taking Vacations Is Hard

      When my mother died earlier this summer, I went back to the U.S. for two weeks and cleaned out her apartment. Most people wouldn’t consider clearing out their mother’s apartment a holiday. Trust me, it wasn’t. And yet, I came back feeling like I didn’t deserve another break, even though – after her death and […]

      Posted on September 11, 2020 4 comments
    • My 10 Favorite Examples of British Slang

      From time to time, I enjoy sharing the wonderful peculiarities of British English I encounter during everyday life over here in the U.K. A few years back, I singled out that inimitable term, trouser tenting, to capture that moment in the morning when a gentleman might be – how to say? – more alert, aroused […]

      Posted on August 31, 2020 0 comments
    • How I Remember My Mother

      When my mother died earlier this summer, my siblings and I decided to postpone her memorial service. At the time, the maximum amount of people allowed at an outdoor funeral in New Jersey, where she lived, was 30 (due to Covid). Just our family alone – with all of my nieces and nephews – would […]

      Posted on August 26, 2020 4 comments