US Taxes for Americans Abroad

This post is intended for a specific target audience: American citizens who reside outside the USA and its territories.  Not one of those?  Go find something else to read, preferably on this blog. There is a further refinement to my audience: I am assuming that, like me, you are not wealthy.  You do not earn … Continue reading US Taxes for Americans Abroad



We left home in a downpour, crossing the border at Sumas where the young American immigration officer huddled in her little booth, efficient, pleasant, but not friendly. There was no wait, evidence that a weak Loonie has put an end, for now, to Canadian cross-border shopping sprees. In farmland now, dairy, blueberry, assorted dormant vegetable … Continue reading Wenatchee 

9/11 Remembrance

Here's the text of a reflection I gave this afternoon at the 9/11 Remembrance service, sponsored by the United States Consulate General in Amsterdam (see a wee notice and photo on their website, here): Eight years ago we gathered in this place, bewildered, fearful, anguished, angry, with little comfort or solace.  Hastily we gathered, people … Continue reading 9/11 Remembrance