Foreign Affairs
Kendra

Redefining What Mobile Means

Growing up, I was mobile, we were about as mobile as they came. My Father got his marching orders, we packed, we moved, and we plunked ourselves in a new country, with little contact to the rest of our family. My Father, orderly to a fault, would make sure our basics were met, food, clothing, shelter and school. The rest,

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

Life Lessons from a Diplomatic Father

It is always difficult for me to write about my Father, he was a force to recon with, a true diplomat to the core. A man, who’s cancer took from this earth way too early. He was 51 when he took his last breath. I was left to ring in my 20th birthday with a future with no Father. I

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Kendra

Helmet Head

There I was, sitting in my hairdressers hot seat, chatting away with a cup of tea in hand, as he began chopping my hair. I had been going to the same salon and hairstylist for a couple of years, I was pretty loyal to him. As we chatted about work and stress, I began telling him about how bizarre I

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Port Colborne

It was a perfect day to pack a picnic and head out to a new town. We picked Port Colborne, a fantastic town just along lake Erie, and the historical Welland Canal. Port Colborne is North of St. Catharine’s, where St. Catharine’s in my opinion has very little charm, Port Colborne has charm and history coming out of its wazoo. There

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

The Wall

He turned and said “Everything is different, Diplomacy will never be the same again.” My Father and I were sitting on the couch, watching the one symbol that summed up my Father’s career. The Berlin Wall. I watched grainy footage of various long lost family members embracing, crying, laughing, reuniting after an excruciating separation by one wall. I didn’t understand

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Kendra

A Day with HanoiKids

As you may know from previous posts, Vietnam was a long-awaited bucket list trip that dates back to when I was 12. My husband and I had planned and cancelled a few times, and finally, we saw another opening, packed and jumped on a plane for a month-long adventure to Vietnam. We had booked 5 days in Hanoi, and simply put,

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