Category Archives: Expat

Hiatus

I woke up this morning thinking about how I have not been in the mood to write much here on this blog. I started it to record impressions of moving to a new place, to share with family and friends … Continue reading

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Bag full of beer cans

Not long ago I left the house on my way to the mall with a huge bag of recycling — I’d been away for a while, and Matt had accumulated a lot of beer cans. Usually it falls to me to … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Clothing

When I arrived in Boulder, I carried with me one big duffle bag and two smaller carry-ons. I came home from the US with three large pieces of checked luggage filled mostly with clothing. That return baggage represents a growth of at least … Continue reading

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Elevation change

I had been looking forward to feeling like a superhero on my first run in Sweden. Dropping from a mile high to near sea level after “training” at altitude for months would allow me to run my personal best, or … Continue reading

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Returning (from) home

I was so tired when the plane landed at Arlanda last Friday that I don’t recall feeling much except relief to see the familiar landscape of Sweden in spring, with lush green trees carpeting the ground below. After flight delays, portaging three … Continue reading

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Thinking About Heading Home: Costs of a Concert

I have been thinking a lot about heading home, as it’s only about three weeks before I leave  Boston for Stockholm. I’ve been contemplating what I want to bring back with me:  books in English; clothes in sizes I understand, … Continue reading

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Déjà visat

Permanent residents.  What a phrase! I was shocked when I first figured out that the Migrationsverket had granted us this visa status.  I was panicking a bit, as I am wont to do, as the deadline for my working and … Continue reading

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