Tag Archives: international living

Citizen Limbo

  The doorbell buzzes. It is probably Alfredo, our neighborhood auxiliary policeman who is not so old but is missing a prominent front tooth. He visits periodically to collect our twenty-peso contribution to his force-of-one. More often, he drops by … Continue reading

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Comparative Parenting, or, Freezing My Babies in Mexico

“Señora, his feet!” The woman rushing at me over the cobblestones, well-dressed in a beige pantsuit, all but gasped in horror. I stopped pushing my son’s flimsy stroller, but before I could defuse the situation, she had my toddler’s bare … Continue reading

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“Dashboard Crucifix” on Glimpse.org

My son may not be safe in all the ways that he could be. He might not be safe at all. But I want more for him than his bodily safety and my peace of mind. I also want him … Continue reading

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Morelia Under Siege, Again

My husband took our son to preschool today, late, with an ugly cough that the Motrin wasn’t quite masking yet, and without so much as a token gesture towards being in uniform since I’m losing the laundry war to potty … Continue reading

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