16
Mar
2015
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A Blessing but Harder than I Ever Thought Possible: FIGT15

FIGT15 meant a lot to many people – I am not going to sit here and tell you about the large number of proposals I got to read.  I am not going to share how hard it was to decline some of these proposals from FIGT board members or from personal friends. It was hard....
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6
Mar
2015
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Expat Writer’s Forum: FIGT15 a Real Bonus

There’s one thing I’m sure about – An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen, Come in here. You want to know more about this. Stephen King’s words in an interview with the Atlantic. FIGT 2015 Writer’s Forum Why do we write? To be fully alive. This is...
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26
Feb
2015
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Family Going Global – Time decisions

As I gear up for my 9,682 mile flight to attend FIGT15, I decided to look back at pivotal moments that my own family “knew” being global nomads would be O.K.  What better way to share that than with memories of their past. Every family asks, “When is the best time to go abroad with kids?”...
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17
Feb
2015
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Kitchen Tables: FIGT15 vs My Grandma’s Table

  What did you learn at your Grandma’s Kitchen Table?  What lessons? What feelings come up when you remember what it was like sitting at your grandma’s kitchen table?     Grandma Wright’s Kitchen Table At my Grandma Wright’s kitchen table outside of Russell Springs, Kansas I learned about family and love. Grandma spread the...
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12
Feb
2015
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Ignites FIGT15 – Volunteers, Experts and Fun…what more could you ask for?

On March 7th – I will be glued to my seat listening to six experts in this global world. What can you say in 800 words! At an Ignite event, each speaker has a time limit of five minutes and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds. This forces speakers...
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19
Jan
2015
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I Met an Expat . . . (part 2)

Information from http://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2014/expat-types Have you ever had a long conversation with an Expat? Do you know why or what brought this expat abroad?  Did they share the reason they are an expat?       The Globetrotter Expat I have tons of friends that fall into this group of expats. Most are teachers but to be...
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4
Jan
2015
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I Met an Expat . . . (part 1)

Information from http://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2014/expat-types After reading this report, it made me think about all the expats I have run across during my trips around the world. It is interesting to see these segmented populations – do you relate? Have you had a dream job? Did you move country to get that dream job?     Traveling Spouse...
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21
Dec
2014
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Celebrating the Universal Spirit of Christmas: What I Learned From My Global Life

Celebrating Christmas abroad can be a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Here are my 12 favorite ways we have celebrated Christmas. 1. With my friends from Brazil – they shared the myth of the animals discussion about the birth of Christ. Then their children acted out a rooster crowing “Christ is born”, an Ox saying “Where” and the sheep...
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