Impressions of an Expat

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Impressions of an Expat
(in no particular order) circus worker, single father, novelist, short-order cook, welder, surf saxaphonist, late-night crooner.
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  • Not me, her 2 days ago In 1987, I found myself trying to write about a high school girlfriend that had been molested by her father when she was a child. I was 19 years old, struggling to find my way through a screenwriting assignment about delivering character. The idea was to describe messy young love between two Sid...
  • no one wears white 1 week ago Dick Rogers leaned in, right up to my face."No one wears white." He said, the words separated by angry pauses.I swallowed, embarrassed."No one." He added, his hand waving around with a flourish.My cheeks ran red. I could feel every hair, right up to the top of my head. I suddenly felt like I...
  • this is Monday 2 weeks ago Fifty souls, and surely more when the day is done. Mothers, sons, uncles, loners, school teachers, some with tattoos, some with red hair, some in a favorite pair of boots. I can imagine the warm air. There was laughter and cold beer. Then, people running wild, down airport runways and filling the...
  • a peaceful protest 3 weeks ago I was 16, and the thought of being forced to mention God as part of the pledge of allegiance was too hypocritical an act for me to play along with. Each day of high school began with this mundane recitation, as most people just stood with their hand jutting from a hip, the other dangling across...
  • the immigrant and the exile 2 months ago The expatriate remains patriotic - loving their country from a distance. Their loyalty does not waver.The immigrant is a foreigner that works in another country as a result of some form of escape, some desperate act.The exile does not love their country, and it can be said that their country...

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Sarah
18:31 PM November 19, 2013

This blog is so wonderfully written that I have to read it every week, or else I feel I have missed something. Yes, it shows the darker side of living as an expat in Moscow, but it often shows rare beauty and unexpected joy.

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