Monthly Archives: March 2011

To leave or to be left

There are people who intersect you life at some point and you know that it is just the beginning of your friendship/relationship with them. I’ve had a couple of those encounters recently, but Paul and Abigail Steiner are two of … Continue reading

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new blog

Welcome to the new version of Richard’s Residence! I have finally decided to move over to WordPress. I’ve been using WordPress for my Living Overseas and Loving it blog. (and, well, I am loving it!) So i have decided to move. 4 years … Continue reading

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Racing mind

I have so much on my mind tonight that my mind is racing and I have started writing things down to make sure I don’t forget the important stuff! I’ve several blog posts racing around my mind as well, so am … Continue reading

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Unusual perks

One thing that living overseas means is that you will get to do things that you would not have had the opportunity to do if you had stayed in your homeland! I have known Donna more years than we talk … Continue reading

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The image you see to the left really is the image from one of my favorite wines ($5 a bottle from Trader Joes for all you locals!) This image says so much…I look like a Zebra if you are looking at me from … Continue reading

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Bend it like Beckham

When my husband, Graham, and I first watched this movie we couldn’t believe what a great cross cultural movie is was! (It took us a while to get over the fact that Beckham was in the title and he played for … Continue reading

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Self aware

How we view ourselves is not always how others view us! But, what does this have to do with living overseas?! I honestly believe that being very self-aware helps us to survive living overseas. It does not guarantee success (I’m not sure anything … Continue reading

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Clichés are a funny thing. They are usually very specific to a country/culture and don’t usually translate very well into another language. How about these…. I don’t have a dog in the fight. I don’t want to throw anyone under the … Continue reading

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cross-cultural celebrations!

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY !! As someone who lived in England for 20 years and now is celebrating her 3rd St Patrick’s Day in the USA I decided to post about embracing the best of multiple cultures when celebrating holidays! I decided … Continue reading

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Charismatic quote

Ok, I found the other quote I wanted to share with you from the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) video at the Steve Corbett event. “Just because someone is CHARISMATIC without CHARACTER the effect is CATASTROPHIC.”

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