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Margo Catts
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Writer, editor, blogger, and curious expatriate
Writer, editor, blogger, and curious expatriate

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In Normal World, I might not pay much attention to the Turkish election. But with the coinky-dink of the way it fell on Easter, and the Bizarro World we seem to be inhabiting instead, it got me wondering what makes our relationships with our leaders so troubled: https://margocatts.com/2017/04/17/the-power-of-projection/
#Turkey #TurkishElection #Erdogan #authoritarianism

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I've seen two different versions of the ways people learn whether their food is safe to eat. On the blog, why it really, really matters right now: https://margocatts.com/2017/02/18/lessons-about-the-free-press-from-life-under-state-controlled-media/

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By some bizarre stroke of luck, I get to teach English to refugees. What they're teaching me: https://margocatts.com/2016/10/16/s-is-for-stranger/

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Today's the day! Once Upon an Expat is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. I wrote one story in the book, but the group of women who make up the whole thing is exactly like the women I got to know abroad. Which is, like, really, really interesting. https://margocatts.com/2016/06/07/a-world-of-stories/

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My big lesson from expat life: It's the people, stupid. That lesson in this week's blog. Then of course it was a different lesson that made it into this book, full of stories from the coolest globetrotting women I've ever had the good fortune to know electronically:

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In one of those Internet mysteries that happens from time to time, a post that I wrote a little over a year ago has surged in the last couple of days. I have no idea what happened, but since I'm back to getting the "What's it like there question" these days, it seems like a good time for me to re-share it, as well: http://margocatts.com/2014/07/10/saudi-cheat-sheet/

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Sure, the kids are cute, but it's time to celebrate the teenage trick-or-treater: http://margocatts.com/2015/10/29/let-them-eat-candy/

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My favorite keepsake from Saudi Arabia. Why, and what it means, this week on the blog: http://margocatts.com/2015/10/16/the-faith-and-the-hope/
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