Monthly Archives: August 2013

Disappearing chopsticks

Helpfulness looks different in different places. Even within one country I feel people have varying norms depending on location. Midwesterners will rarely, in my experience, talk to a stranger, but where I grew up in Texas rudeness was a sin … Continue reading

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What we first knew

Flying into the new airport in Xining didn’t help us feel at home, but it is shiny and even has a western style toilet at the end of the row of squatties–so I’m sure we’ll get used to it in … Continue reading

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Loving a TCK (Third Culture Kid)

“Love might not make the world go round, but it makes the ride worthwhile” says my¬†Uncle John, who grew up as a Third Culture Kid in a military family. ¬†Smiling and waving through the tears, we said good-bye, again, last … Continue reading

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