Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (especially statistics)
I'm a Foreign Service kid (1978-1995 - Manila, Tunis, Arlington, Johannesburg, Paris) and it's always somehow reassuring to hear the experiences of others who grew up this way, especially back when living overseas felt very apart and faraway from the US. I enjoyed your thoughts on language immersion and perception. This is the first time I've heard anyone speak about the role of the FS spouse (then, mainly wives, as you mentioned) - learning a new language/culture/city on the ground, moving a household with children every few years, living away from family, efficiency reports (!) - it's usually an unacknowledged position.
I have been a fan of your writing for several years, and have read your blog since around 2009. I am also an occasional caregiver for Edward Tufte's mother. Such a small world. Was wonderful to hear your interview.--Chelsea
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