The Word Expat

“How do you describe yourself – an expat, lovepat, immigrant, international etc ?” It’s one of the questions on the Dutch News’ 10 Questions interview. It’s also a question I occasionally get asked. Expat, short for expatriate, has a long and sometimes problematic history. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (“out of”) and … [Read more…]

Hickey

I have a confession. I have a hickey. Actually I have several hickies. I don’t know how this happened. Ok, I know exactly how this happened and I enjoyed every minute of it. But, as I stared into the mirror and was overcome by a mixture of horror and shame, I wondered why hickies are … [Read more…]