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Were you looking for my blog, And So It Goes?
For a few months, from February 11 to May 12, 2015, I diverted from And So It Goes to try on a new voice, Janet Unleashed. As the name implied, there was no telling where I might wind up. It was fun while it lasted, but I’m back again to what feels more like home, and follows more closely in the pattern of my high school era newspaper columns, C’est la Vie and Asi Es la Vida (I changed foreign language study half way though), which translates in each case as “Such is Life.” And so it goes …
… is a collection of musings on the conundrums of daily life, the odd juxtapositions of cultural differnces that show up at our own front door, the gift of friendship across artifical barriers we needn’t erect, and Kazakhstan, where I lived for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer — not all at once and not in any particular order.
Or perhaps you were looking for information on my memoir, At Home On the Kazakh Steppe?
I have a page devoted to just that. There you’ll find a slideshow with photos from my years on the Kazakh steppe, quotes from a few of the early reviews, information on upcoming readings, links for purchasing the book in a variety of formats, and an excerpt — Chapter One.
The Learn More page, where I list a variety of resources on different topics relating to my book — Kazakhstan, travel, cultural differences, the Peace Corps — changes often. Stop in and peruse.
About the Author offers juicy tidbits of my life’s story. Or not
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I continue with periodic postings on my Facebook Author Page , where you’ll find links to articles on cultural differences in general or Kazakhstan in particular. Occasionally I’ll add a post with my former students in mind: American idioms or other English language idiosyncracies.
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