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Jack Bybee, Tucson

Published Monday June 24, 2013 (01:19:28)
Jack Bybee
Who am I ?

Metaphysically, that might take lifetimes to answer; however, I am a survivor. A survivor of what, one might ask?

My answer: A survivor of the negativity of apartheid; of double-pneumonia which allowed for a near-death experience; of New Jersey/New York materialist attitudes; of a sixty foot fall/slide at 19,900 feet in the Himalayas – heading toward a black void…! I’m a survivor. Other than that, I am a technical bookseller, been in publishing all my life, published computer book review columns in Computer Shopper and Computer Monthly. This led directly to technical communication/writing.

I am a father of a 29 year old, U.S. State Department career diplomat taking up a posting in Germany shortly.    more ...


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Saadia Ashraf Mir, Dallas

Published Sunday May 26, 2013 (01:10:13)
Saadia Ashraf Mir
Who are you?

I, Saadia Ashraf, am a 28 years old, Pakistani born American resident female. I hold Bachelors of Business Administration (Hons.) in Marketing. By profession, I make marketing strategies as a freelancer and also, write articles for newspapers. I acquired all my education in Pakistan.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to United States of America in the month of March, 2013 as a legal resident which I acquired by marrying a USA citizen man, year ago. I am currently residing in Dallas, Texas.    more ...


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Rebecca Shine, Manhattan

Published Thursday December 01, 2011 (20:12:10)
Rebecca Shine
I'm Rebecca Shine - I live in Manhattan with my husband and 2 year old daughter. We are expecting our second child in October.

We took the plunge and moved to Manhattan, from London, when my husband was offered a transfer with his work. He had been employed by the London office for a few years and then received a call about the opportunity to transfer to NY.

We jumped at the chance since we had spent numerous long weekends in the city and had always said it would be an amazing place to live. Luckily it has turned out that way! We have been here 3 years now and have literally settled where we first landed; in Soho. We recently bought an apartment in the building where we were renting and our daughter was born here in the city, so it's feeling pretty much like home at the moment.    more ...