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Hospital and Heresy

Hospital and Heresy

[pullquote align=”left”]My first hospital memory is of an open-air clinic in Africa.[/pullquote]  My mother, herself a nurse, took over the needle and thread the young doctor was attempting to use on a screaming four-old year’s nose.  A burly nurse wrapped me in her arms and sang a village lullaby as my mother finished the stitching.  […]

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Cast Cutting in China: Check-ups in a Foreign Land

Cast Cutting in China: Check-ups in a Foreign Land

[pullquote align=”left”]One of my favorite stories to tell people is about the time that a horse rolled over me and fractured my wrist and L3 vertebra two weeks before my first trip to China. I was pretty out of it for a few days, but I got a cute, purple, short cast on my left […]

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And the Dog Came Too: Travelling with Expat Pets

And the Dog Came Too:  Travelling with Expat Pets

[pullquote align=”left”]The often forgotten passengers in a life of global travel are the unsung heroes dragged along with us, our family pets. On our first international move from England to New Orleans, USA, we were the owners of Max, a superior and long-suffering English Springer Spaniel, who was unaware he was a canine. In his […]

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To Comment or Not to Comment, That is the Question

To Comment or Not to Comment, That is the Question

[pullquote align=”left”]I followed a heated debate on the Turkish Living Forum in response to an article in the Guardian called “Turkey is Not a Free Country”. The predicable salvos from unbending minds ensued. -I think this, you think that, and never the twain shall meet. It’s a futile exercise in grand standing and the usual […]

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(Almost) Naked Yoga

(Almost) Naked Yoga

[pullquote align=”left”]A few nights ago, my friend M and I decided to try something new: Bikram Yoga, a popular form of hot yoga. We were greeted as we entered the building and asked to fill out a brief form with our personal information.[/pullquote]We were administered a yoga mat and a towel, instructed to change, and […]

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