Monthly Archives: January 2017

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

I am an immigrant. My story is not unusual; it did not involve any danger, heartbreak, or difficult decisions. As a straight white woman with the “right” kind of accent, my journey from student to green card to naturalized citizen … Continue reading

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The Blogs I Follow

One of the wonderful things about the world of blogging is the connections you can make with people whose lives may be very different from your own. If you’re a (somewhat) regular reader of this blog, you’ll have noticed some … Continue reading

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The First Three Days

It’s been an extraordinary three days on the American political scene. I didn’t set out to write a “political” blog but it’s impossible to be a citizen of the USA right now and NOT have something to say about this … Continue reading

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The SAT

One of the many challenges of raising a family in another country is getting used to an educational system that’s totally different from the one you grew up with. For me, pre-university testing was all about the subject-based A-level exams; … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day

Tomorrow, January 16, is Martin Luther King day here in the States, honoring the memory of the civil rights leader. This federal holiday has been observed since 1986 and is always on the third Monday in January (close to King’s … Continue reading

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Interview at Expats Blog

I recently did an interview for the Expats Blog website. The link below takes you there. http://www.expatsblog.com/articles/1954/british-expat-living-in-usa-interview-with-vicki

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First Snow of the Year

We had our first snow of the year overnight — a two inch covering that was just enough to make everything look lovely but not enough to seriously inconvenience. This rather annoyed my high schooler, who was hoping for a … Continue reading

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