A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Older though not necessarily wiser 3 weeks ago Not all the storms that have been battering this country recently have been of the figurative variety...As I write this, we're into the 70th day of our incarceration extended stay in Arlington, Virginia. With the extension of Authorized Departure for yet another month, we're here until at least...
  • The white thing to do... 1 month ago I'm now up to 70 minutes one way on foot from our apartment building in Ballston. This is the point at which I stopped this morning and turned back. Inching my way towards Reagan National...I've just learned that Authorized Departure has been extended for another month, meaning we'll be here until...
  • What we have here is failure to communicate 1 month ago With all the turmoil currently going on in this country, I thought a sunset photo would be a nice way to kick off this post...OK, time to face facts - I suck at trying to get my point across. I used to chalk it up to people deliberately misunderstanding what I was trying to say in order to play the...
  • Today is a holiday? 2 months ago Arlington National CemeteryYes, it's a holiday today. Memorial Day, to be exact. But when every day feels the same while you're stuck indoors, it hard to feel like there's a national holiday to be celebrated. We've only been in Virginia for fifty days, but it seems like it's been much, much longer....
  • A "talent" for touching nerves 2 months ago These face masks make my glasses fog up. The struggle is real...Little has changed since my last post - Authorized Departure has been extended until the middle of June, and it won't be until July at the earliest that we will unlikely be allowed to return to Addis Ababa አዲስ አበባ. So in...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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