Email From The Embassy

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Email From The Embassy
A freelance writer travels the world with her diplomat husband and four kids. Currently in Amman, Jordan.
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  • Handshake Day 3 days ago A week or so ago it was Handshake Day across the Foreign Service.Handshake Day is the day when officers start learning what their onward assignments will be. Not everyone learns that day (and Diplomatic Security is a notable exception). But enough people learn where they're going next that, if...
  • Honey. Fat. Markets. Anything but current events. 4 days ago I have nothing to add to the conversation about current events. I am terribly sad and afraid for our small world - that is all you need to know. If you know me in real life, you know what's going through my mind. But this isn't the place to put the details. Not now, anyway.I have another article in...
  • One more article 2 weeks ago Another article in Time magazine this week. Please head over there and take a look at How to Parent Like a Diplomat.copyright Donna S Gorman
  • Death 2 weeks ago There was a death in the Embassy community this week.It happens sometimes, sadly, and when it does, a lot of people swing into action. The Marines are sometimes first responders, as is the medical team, of course, and the security team. The DCM often has the unenviable task of telling surviving...
  • Halloween on the NEC 3 weeks ago Trick or Treat is over. The girls have changed out of their costumes. Candy wrappers are strewn everywhere. I may have eaten a few Snickers bars myself, plus or minus a Butterfinger or two. (What? Every kid knows about the mom tax.) A few moments ago, A surveyed her huge stash of candy, sighed... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Judy Merrill
10:01 AM October 12, 2015

Email from the Embassy can make you laugh and cry all within seconds. Donna is the voice inside your head and makes you seem normal. Always fun to read and you always learn something from her insights into the culture and land of the host country.

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