Spooky, scary, silly strange –Halloween connects us

Halloween – love it or hate it? The day as we know and celebrate it in the USA today is a mash-up of many different cultures and rituals, across many, many centuries. Irish immigrants brought their traditions to the USA and it grew from there. But where did the Irish get it? The origins are unclear and theories abound. Does it matter? Not today. In our family it's…

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Highlights of Growing Up as a Third Culture Kid

This week our oldest turned 13 and I'm taking the opportunity to reflect on some of the things that have shaped who she is right now and why I'm so happy about them. But before I do that I'd like to direct your attention to the image above. It shows our three TCKs, my Dad - himself a Third Culture Kid and curiosity junkie - and me (Adult Third Culture…

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Reflections while chicken sitting

My sister Kate - The Single Expat - is back this week with musings on growing up as a TCK and how that still influences her today. All inspired by chicken sitting for a friend in Scotland and living off the land for a few weeks. She reflects on experiences growing up and how they impact her today and in the future. After decades in cities she is…

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