Category Archives: #ExpatLife

The Hook

I’ve met a lot of people who impress me in the work they do. They all are dedicated, motivated, and committed to the work of improving what we do and how we go about it. Without fail, each and every … Continue reading

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“…I Miss the Way the Lights Bounce Off the Buildings…”

I work in EMS but I came to it late in life. As such, I have a cadre of friends and a spouse who are, emphatically, NOT in EMS. This usually means I don’t talk about my day at work … Continue reading

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Misery…

This is just one of the many miserable sunsets I’ve had to suffer while hanging out in Siquijor, Phlippines. Sigh! –maddog

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“…it is the one instrument you can’t play and not laugh.”

You ever get a song stuck in your head? I used to all the time but lately it’s been much more persistent. You see, back in October, I did a foolish thing while I was in Amsterdam. (Not that kind … Continue reading

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Gripe

I usually don’t complain (out loud). It really doesn’t serve to do so as an expatriate, living away from all that you grew to know as familiar. When I do voice complaints, it typically concerns something difficult about living abroad … Continue reading

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What have I learned?

One of my favorite blogging folks, ResqEllie, has written a funny post about what she’s learned in our profession. She finishes by asking the rest of us what we’ve learned in ours. I thought I’d answer with a list of … Continue reading

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Cool Breeze

This day, my partner is "Cool-Breeze." He worked in NYC for 20 years. He’s always cool and working with him is always a breeze. Right. We’ll call him "CoolBreeze" or "CB" for short. Our first call of the day comes … Continue reading

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Debauchery!

I’m desperately trying to write the stirring narrative of how I, again, learned to be human next to a dying man on a bathroom floor. However, my friends keep dragging me out of the wooly comfort of my “writing den.” … Continue reading

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Radio Silence?

It’s been a while, I know. There’s been a bit going on with me, not the least of which is the "Arab Spring" and the resultant nervousness of the local regimes, especially about bloggers and social media. When the revolutions … Continue reading

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On Compassion and Screaming Children

I had an interesting experience the other day. While sitting in my corner of the (mostly quiet) ER where I work, I watched a family rush by my little cubby towards the nurse’s station, carrying a limp, naked child, face … Continue reading

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