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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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Life on the Lam
It’s difficult for people who live in the US to understand, and even
incomprehensible to expats from countries other than American, how one’s nation
of birth can treat a citizen like a criminal for the simple fact that they
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The End of The Universe
No, this isn’t about the EU Referendum. If you want to read people’s thoughts on our decision to drop out of the world’s largest economic and financial community to set up a mom-and-pop store on a side-street, you can go almost anywhere else on the web. Bes...
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Memories
Some of you may recall a post I wrote back in the autumn of 2014 detailing my decision to store my journals in my in-law’s loft. The rest of you, take your Omega 3 tablets and have a look at this . Or not; really, there’s no need to remember everything. Whi...
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Fit For Purpose
There is a saying being bandied about these days that I quite like. “Fit For Purpose,” or, more to the point of this post, “Not Fit For Purpose.” What it means it that the item or entity in question is not capable of performing the basic function it was des...
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Impressions of America
Now that we’ve got the big stuff out of the way, it’s time to talk about the minutia of our visit. This happened before we got to the US, but I wanted to share it with you. Heathrow airport: still the best place to get a £2,45 ($4.16) glass of water. Fist o...
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Now That April’s Here
It’s raining right now. Beyond the droplets on my window pane I see skies the color of dirty cotton, and hear the wind, which I know to be from the north. Still, I am upbeat because spring — and all that comes with it — is well and truly here. Showery days ...
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To My American Friends
This is a humour blog. I know my sense of humour isn’t what
t used to be, but I still try to keep it entertaining and amusing. I never do
serious. I never do politics. But today I am making an exception, for these are
exceptional times. “What Happened?” Thi...
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Distress Signals
This is not a book blog, so I don't often review books here, but I am making an exception for this one. Distress Signals is the debut novel of Catherine Ryan Howard. It is a solid thriller with an unlikely protagonist and a unique setting. The writing is ti...
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Retirement Review
I've been retired, this time, for six months now, so I feel it's time to reflect on how it is shaping up. All my life I have been looking forward to retirement because I have so many other things I want to do. Writing, of course, is the big one—the wet drea...
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Living the Dream
Today, I have a guest post, which is something I don’t believe I have ever done before (because, as we know, it’s all about me). But today, I am pleased to host Catherine Ryan Howard. I encountered Miss Howard years ago on the ex-pats-with-books-about-being...
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The State of the Nation
Yeah, we visited my homeland last week, so it is now time for me to report on what I found. Before I begin, allow me to confirm that Americans are still the most welcoming, friendly and effusive people on the planet. They are large (my god, the amount of su...
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To Cap It Off
Some time ago, we found ourselves in need of a hub cap. Riding around with three fully dressed wheels and one naked one is, in the grand scheme of things, a trivial irritation, so redressing this situation was not high on my priority list. Still, I did prop...
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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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Kinderhook, NY - Clifton Park, Ny - Horsham, West Sussex
Story
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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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