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I just returned from a few days at the home of my beautiful writer/artist friend, Joanna Powell Colbert, on Lummi Island, the northern-most island in the San Juan archipelago. We went to the beach, smelled the lavender, ate yummy food, sat on the porch in the early morning sun. She rode her bike. I climbed a mountain.

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Corrected Link: Four Years an Expat

Sorry about the misdirected link on today’s Daughter on Duty blog post. Here is the correct one.

I’ve been here four years. That’s insane. My one-year commitment became a two-year commitment. The two-year commitment became a “till death do us part” commitment. But alas, lifetime commitments are not my strong suit. I’m anticipating some sort of breakup in the fifth year, or maybe a power shift. It’s time for the first lady to be president. (Oh, did I say that?)

Four Years an Expat

There’s a new post on Daughter on Duty.

I’ve been here four years. That’s insane. My one-year commitment became a two-year commitment. The two-year commitment became a “till death do us part” commitment. But alas, lifetime commitments are not my strong suit. I’m anticipating some sort of breakup in the fifth year, or maybe a power shift. It’s time for the first lady to be president. (Oh, did I say that?)

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Hope for the World

There’s a new post on Daughter on Duty.

I don’t know what to write about. It feels pointless. The world has gone crazy. People are afraid of those whose experience is different from their own and they act out of that fear rather than the love that was intended for us. I imagine God, or Atlas—Titan god of endurance—trying to shoulder this world and keep it from the abyss, and it’s so heavy.

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