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Michael Harling
Works at a table in the spare room
Attended Ichabod Crane Central
Lived in Kinderhook, NY
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The Silver Screen
Never mind that I didn’t make it onto Joey’s Expat TV show, I’m a movie
star now. Those of you with long memories may recall that I spent a few days playing an extra  in the
movie, A Dark Reflection  some time ago.  Well, the movie is out
now, and my wife a...
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The Lion, the Witch and the WTF
I just finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia . This is not, as many might assume, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ,
which is the story most people envisage when they think of The Chronicles of
Narnia because that is the only story many of them have...
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Getting in Touch With My Inner Geezer
I have a birthday coming up shortly
and, despite the obvious fact that it beats the alternative, I am not at all
happy about it. It’s one of those milestone
birthdays, you see, the round kind, ending in zero. Modern convention holds
that this particular age...
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Thanks, Sharon. I think a lot of people have fond memories of pipe because their dad or granddad smoked one. Not as many feel that way about cigars, though I have come across a few.
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The Christmas Miracle
It’s the twenty-fifth of December, and you know what that means: after
the orgy of gifts and the festive breakfast, when boredom begins to settle in
and you decide to take a walk around the park, the True Miracle of Christmas
occurs. That’s right, this is t...
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Learning to Love Again
This flat had a lot to live up to: we weren’t exactly chuffed to be
moving in the first place and the flat we left behind held a special place in
our hearts. Still, I hoped our inaugural days here might have been filled with
the excitement of discovery and ...
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If I Could Turn Back Time
I just spent the better part of three days taking photographs of
notebook pages so I can store them “digitally” on my computer. This, naturally, is to do with The Move. (ASIDE: I realize many of you will be thinking, “Hasn’t he moved yet?”
The answer is, No...
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Calling All (Recent) Expats
So there I was, having a Skype chat with a television producer in New York
City and he asks me to do him a favor, so I say, “Joey, baby, anything for
you!” and he says, “Don’t call me ‘Baby’ and get your feet off your desk; who
do you think you are, Cecil B...
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Sod’s Law in Action
Recently, I experienced such a classic dose of Sod’s Law that I thought
I’d share it with you as a means of differentiating it from Murphy’s Law. My American friends will only be
familiar with Murphy’s Law, as Sod’s Law has no jurisdiction in the US – or at...
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Denied!
Dear Credit Card Company, I would like to thank you for denying my card yesterday while I was
trying to make a purchase. I realize this was done for my convenience and I want you to know how grateful I am for making
my convenience such a priority. Would you...
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Settling In
“Privileged” is not too strong a word to describe how I feel about
having lived for a dozen years in the flat at 36 Pelham Court. It was solidly and thoughtfully constructed. It was accommodating, quirky
and wonderfully anachronistic. It was timeless, imbue...
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FATCA Explained
Unless you are a tax lawyer or involved in the expat community, there is
little reason for you to have heard of FATA. FATCA, at its heart, is a law designed to make people obey a law that is
already in place. In my view, a reasonable response to this situat...
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America the Beautiful
America is such a vast place that, on any given day of the year, it is a
good bet that you can find a world-class beauty spot somewhere. During the
early weeks of October, however, that spot is definitely New England, and I
would be remiss in not exclaiming...
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130 people
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Aurora Mooers's profile photo
Mitch Alexander's profile photo
Sonika Kumari Patel's profile photo
Timothy Choquette's profile photo
Michelle Eging's profile photo
Displaced Nation's profile photo
Conda Douglas's profile photo
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Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • a table in the spare room
    2012 - present
  • ROCC Computers LTD
    Project Manager, 2002 - 2012
  • NYS Economic Development
    Database Administrator, 2001 - 1998
  • NYS Division of Criminal justice
    Identification Specialist, 1987 - 1998
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Previously
Kinderhook, NY - Clifton Park, Ny - Horsham, West Sussex
Story
Tagline
Expat author, sort of like Bill Bryson but without the best selling books and gobs of money.
Introduction
Writer, expat, herfer
Bragging rights
Once met Virginia O'Hanlon of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" fame.
Education
  • Ichabod Crane Central
    High Scool, 1960 - 1973
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