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New year’s evolution: our metamorphosis chooses us

New year’s resolutions are often based on what we already know, yet surprising facets of ourselves are evoked by novel situations. Our metamorphosis chooses us. This is especially true in the blogosphere.

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Spirit of the season(ing): counterculture recipe for family harmony

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Around our holiday table in 1979, my fractious family were gifted with a sudden ability to perceive each other as the loveable characters we truly are. The secret ingredient: an unseen substance in the stuffing.

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Evolution of a global niche: or, how to use an identity crisis to your advantage

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What comes after cultural disenfranchisement? After Expat Harem, the book? After expat+HAREM, the community site? A slideshow charting the evolution of a spin-off project, GlobalNicheGlobalniche.net

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Rolling stone: how are you shaped by the places you’ve been?

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If nowhere in the world is home, all the world is home. Happy syllogism or rootless predicament?

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Links of interest: networked reality, the global zeitgeist, and a gathering of cultural chameleons

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Families in global transition get together. Now that our digital and physical worlds have meshed, how do we evolve? The problem of nailing universality when you’re too damn exotic.

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Social media as self actualization: how has it launched you?

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As social networking renders overseas professional women visible and relevant, it’s a powerful tool of self-actualization.

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Ring my bell: finding resonance with hybrid creatives

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What comes first, the hybrid self or the hybrid life? Are our most resonant peers made or born?

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My global niche: an interview with Today’s Zaman newspaper

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For a series on expat success stories in a national English-language newspaper, I tell Brooks Emerson how a sense of place has inspired my sense of self.

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The twinge of heritage: ghostly urges of a post-immigration life

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After four generations of immigration, a New World woman finds the mysteries of extended lineage often crop up as synchronicity, quirks of taste, wanderlust.

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Hitch-hiking inheritances: the trust culture between strangers

What did hitch-hiking mean to your family and how did it affect your practices when you reached adulthood?

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