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Academic and former journalist. From 2001-2013 I lived in England, and I am now a dual US/UK citizen. Last year I relocated to Amsterdam, where I am loving life (but severely underemployed...)

Groups: Global Expats

Diaries published: 61 (48 days since last diary on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 08:40 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 3122 (47 days since last comment on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1316

Total Comment Ratings: 12677

Most Recommended Diary: Watching the British high street implode, 313 comments, 344 recommends

People Following expatyank: 8

expatyank's Most Recent Diaries:

I'm in the middle of a training programme to teach on courses run by a well-known online education provider, one that has a close association with the Clintons. I'm not allowed to name the company--...
by expatyank
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 08:40 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Dropped into the middle of a story on the IMF's plan for Greece (I won't call it a bailout, it's basically a wholesale takeover of a sovereign democratic state) is this charming little nugget: part ...
by expatyank
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 12:23 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Fifteen years ago, I started work on my first book about autism. My son was three and we were in the process of obtaining a diagnosis--which ultimately took over three years (a length of time that ...
by expatyank
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 08:50 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
I keep a close eye on Greece for a couple of reasons. First, I have a lot of students and friends from there. Second, I live in the UK and you know all those bad things they are saying about the ...
by expatyank
Comment Count 61 comments on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 01:42 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Today public sector workers in Greece have started what will be the first of many strikes, in response to a government austerity plan that includes a wage freeze, hiring freeze and layoffs. Inside ...
by expatyank
Comment Count 95 comments on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:59 AM PST with 23 Recommends
It's likely that in a few short months, David Cameron will be the Prime Minister of Britain, heading a majority-Conservative government. Labour have only themselves and their corporate backers to ...
by expatyank
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Dec 27, 2009 at 01:41 AM PST with 14 Recommends

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