Learning the World.

Musings on relocation, exploration and other general oddities.



So… where you from?

I’ve spent the last week in Bath, England, testing psychological theories with a bunch of rather fabulous people. It’s been a truly amazing experience, but it got me thinking about a few things.
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Doctor, Doctor….

There are lots of things I want to write about – Pride, 4th July, more camping, weird questions about polygamy – but today I feel as though I have to write about my first encounter with the US healthcare system. (NB: this is a bit of a rant, and there’s a TL;DR at the end)

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Sometimes, something just sticks out at you as downright odd. Generally speaking, I would consider the American police more scary (for want of a better word) than the British or Irish police. For example, when we moved over we were advised that if pulled over, keep your hands on the wheel and don’t reach for your license etc without ok-ing it with the police first – they might think you’re going for a gun, and reach for theirs 😕

But then, wandering dowtown, you see something like this parked outside a Starbucks:

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That’s . . I guess it’s a souped-up Segway. I’ve subsequently seen them zooming around, minding traffic. Doesn’t quite fit somehow.

The land of the free. . .

Many small and random elements of my life here remind me that I live in AMERICA. I know that being aware of the country you’re living in should be (relatively) obvious on a daily basis, but Seattle is, after all, a city of counterculture. A few things that stick out for me – Continue reading “The land of the free. . .”

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