What I Learned Working as an Au Pair for a Family in France

I have two expensive interests: I love traveling and learning French.

I Escaped the Permatern Life By Leaving the West

I stopped looking for jobs in the U.K. and started looking for jobs in the whole world.

Handmade in Palestine

Jacob Newberry's essay in Ploughshares about living in Jerusalem and his naive attempts to resolve relations between the Israelis and Palestinians by taking shopping trips in Ramallah is a very good read.