The Cool Drifter

Embarrassment. I have felt this emotion after finding myself surrounded by compatriots who conduct themselves below appropriate levels of civility. When abroad, it can be helpful to connect with fellow expats; often it can be easy to build a rapport as you share many commonalities. Though you’ve just met, there is a certain level of familiarity. But what happens when things get too familiar?

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Confessions of a Train Fiend

As I kid I was interested in trains, trolleys too. Anything that had a track. Who wasn’t all about "Thomas & Friends"? I would religiously watch the show, was familiar with all of the characters and even had my own toy car from the show (which is still lodged in a radiator at my childhood home). When I watched Mr. Rodgers I always wondered where the trolley actually went. 

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