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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Creatives surviving & thriving abroad: lowering barriers and raising your game

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Technology and the times both lower the barrier for writers abroad, and raise our game. Now we’re producers, directors, engineers of content.

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Bridge of folk art: mastering an intercultural skill

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I’m native in the Japanese language and love the country but it took the folk art Etegami to help bridge the divide.

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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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Psychic location independence: optimizing life in spite of where you are

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Most of us cannot go somewhere on the ground where all our people and our perfect lifestyle exist. We must find that psychically — call it our “global niche”.

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Running from the pack: avoiding homogeneity on the road

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Here’s my idea of travel torture: Sabotaging a holiday by overpaying someone to impose an itinerary on me.

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Outsiders in the revolution: is there a rubber bullet with our name on it?

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As foreigners in foreign lands, when is their fight our fight?

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Rude honesty: when politeness is cultural

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Who’s to say if Dutch directness is rude, or honest, and if British and American sugar coating is politeness or lying?

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My foreign body: geocharacteristics of a population

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Do warm places make warmer people? How has your body changed in adapting to a foreign climate?

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