Introducing AmeriKia

I am terrible at starting blogs, because opening lines always seem contrived.  Nothing is as contrived as an opening line that draws attention to its own contrivance.  Damn.  I always screw this up. It’s Thursday night.  On Monday at midnight I leave Perth, Western Australia, where I’ve lived for fifteen years to start a magical new life in the swamps of Louisiana.  Only not really the swamps.  And probably not that magical.  We shall see. This blog exists to document my observations about life (as an outsider/dirty filthy foreigner) in the south of the United States.  It’ll also serve as a general log of  the frustrations and foibles involved in an international move, life as a grad student and life as a single mid-twenties Australian...


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