With/out borders: the shape of your world

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Border disputes never made sense to me. Living all over the world gave me a free floating perception of the world.

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Great (avatar) expectations: who decides our best look?

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What do portraits (and self-portraits) demand of us? Which version of yourself do you want to show the world today, and why?

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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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Being grounded is overrated: getting distance from the inner you

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By putting some distance between me and my center of gravity, I have room to be in a wider orbit around the inner me.

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Awkward greetings: the intercultural social dance

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Trying to assimilate to the greeting norms of another culture leaves us bumping heads and stepping on toes.

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Food communion: finding lost rituals

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A global nomad now back in the USA misses the special status of food.

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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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