Humans and Tribe Mentality

The most disappointing aspect of humanity is our failure to recognize that everyone is a member of the same species. We could all be on the same team with common goals, cooperating and creating together, if we weren’t… Read More

Interviews with Binational Couples: My Husband and I

(Sergey’s responses are italicized while mine are not.) John Luke’s Birthplace: Ohio, USA Sergey’s Birthplace: Penza, USSR (Now Russia) We met for the first time in 2012 in Moscow, Russia. Before dating a foreigner, did you have any… Read More

Interviews with Binational Couples: James and Rizida

(Rizida’s responses are italicized. James’ are not.) James was born in Arizona, USA. Rizida was born in Almetevsk, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR. We met around early October of 2009, in Moscow. 1. Before dating a foreigner,… Read More

Interviews with Binational Couples: Jennifer and Cody

(Cody’s responses are italicized. Jennifer’s are not.) Cody’s Birthplace: Hawaii, USA Jennifer’s Birthplace: Haiti We met in Gainesville, Florida. 1. Before dating a foreigner, did you have any preconceptions/doubts about what it would be like dating and relating?… Read More

Interviews with Binational Couples: Lychee and Michael

(Michael’s responses are italicized. Lychee’s are not.) Lychee’s Birthplace: Shenxian, Shandong Province, China Michael’s Birthplace: Virginia, USA We met in Guanghzhou (formerly known as Canton), China on September 29, 2013. Before dating a foreigner, did you have any preconceptions/doubts… Read More

Interviews with Binational Couples: Erni and Thomas

(Thomas’ responses are italicized. Erni’s are not.) Erni’s Birthplace: Chengdu, China Thomas’ Birthplace: Paris, France We met on February 25, 2010, in Vientiane, Laos. 1. Before dating a foreigner, did you have any preconceptions/doubts about what it would… Read More

Guilty and Unskilled: The Problem with Do-Gooders

If you’re a member of the developed world then you probably know a lot of people who like to ‘help’ others. They travel the world in search of the disenfranchised and squalid, hoping to lend a first world… Read More

Originally posted on and written at NoBSRussia (not my work but a friend’s)

Left contrarianism I know I’m going to take some flak for this, but here it goes. Anytime a tragedy is politicized, or in other words almost every time a tragedy occurs, people from all points on the political spectrum… Read More