Category: Blogging

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New list of FS Blogs

With a great deal of help from the Foreign Service blogging community, I’ve put together a list of FS Blogs.  At that link is also an OPML file that you can download to import the list of blogs into your newsreader of choice. Enjoy!продвижение

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – In Translation

Two friends, both of whom I respect greatly, have shared criticisms of a recent post I wrote about a CrossFit class. Kool-Aid isn’t paleo, but if it were, I’d certainly have drunk it. Instead of promising to write a glossary and then not doing it, I’m just going to provide a (profanity-free*) translation. I went to CrossFit on Thursday because I looked at the WOD and said to myself, “Running?...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation FINAL Round Up

The last few weeks have been busy for everyone!  Here are the final posts for the FS Spring Rejuvenation! I’ve really been enjoying JDC’s posts about life in Lagos.  All FS families think that the drivers at their post are the worst in the world.  In JDC’s case, she’s right. Kitchen Cables shares her experiences of a Balkan market. Connie picked up chili peppers at the grocery store, and shared a...

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FS Blog Spring Rejuvenation – FINAL PROMPTS

It’s the last week of our Foreign Service Blog Rejuvenation!  This week’s prompts are about what inspires us. Prompt 1: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move or inspire you? Prompt 2: Find three other FS blogs that inspire you. Link up your favorite posts (don’t have to be the most recent). Prompt 3: Take a...

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My Writing Process, Such That it Is

Naval-gazing indeed. When Roaen tagged me to participating in a Writing Process blog hop, I couldn’t help but laugh. The only thing I love more than talking about myself is getting to do it on my blog. We bloggers are a narcissic bunch sometimes, but I have really enjoyed clicking backward through the hop and seeing how other busy bloggers manage their work lives, families, and blogs. What am I...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation Prompts, Week #5 – Communication

We’ into the home stretch!  Just one more week of prompts for our Spring Rejuvenation.  This week, we’re talking about how we communicate, both at Post and with our families back home. Week 5 – Communication . Prompt 1: Tell us how you keep in touch with friends and family back home. (prompt courtesy of Eve Josar). Prompt 2: Visit your favorite market(s) at Post and tell us about them. Tell...

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What’s the ONE thing you always pack in your suitcase when PCSing?

  I can’t live without coffee. More precisely, my family doesn’t want to live WITH me, if I can’t have coffee in the mornings. And good coffee is hard to get in a lot of places in the world. Like a rest stop in London. WTH? How is it that hotels in London only offer Nescafe and other variants of instant coffee in their rooms? THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE COFFEE...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation Round-up, Week #3

Everywhere in the world, Foreign Service Officers and their families love to kvetch about their housing.  It’s too small.  It’s too big.  It’s configured in a weird way.  There aren’t any toilet paper holders in the bathrooms.  The kitchen is too hot.  The floors are too cold.  But somehow, in our own quiet way, each of us turns our similarly furnished houses into beautiful, cozy, and friendly homes for our families. If you’re anything...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation, Week #4 – Making Memories

Each Sunday, for six weeks, I’ll post three prompts (an introspective prompt, an activity prompt, and a photo prompt) to get us thinking about what we love about Post and this crazy FS life. Use any or none of them, then comment on that week’s post or in the FB group to let us know you’ve posted. The followig Tuesday (that is, nine days later), I’ll post a round-up so...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation Round-up, Week #2

No matter where you are in the world, you and your family gotta eat.  Much like housing, GSO (har har har), and the weather, the local food is something that we all like to complain about, but in most places, eventually come to love.  I have fond memories of learning to eat “snot sauce,” or krin krin, and getting over my fear of food poisoning in Benin. This week, FS Bloggers...