Monday, August 24, 2015

'I Won't Become Americanized': 5 Lies British Expats Tell Themselves

Mark Twain once wrote—and it's a view I share—that travel is fatal to narrow-mindedness. Upon leaving our own nation for another we should not only prepare to respect that nation's culture but, to a large extent, immerse ourselves in it.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Watch My Cat Fail A U.S. Citizenship Test

My cat is a lot of things—cute, playful, needy. What he isn't is a U.S. history buff. When I quizzed him on universally-known trivia such as, "what is the capital city of the United States," he just looked at me as if I were speaking a foreign language.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

British Expat Gives His Verdict on the State Fair

In this special video, I share some of my thoughts on one of America's enduring events: the state fair.  Fairs, of course, are not an unknown entity in the United Kingdom, but since I've not been to one in my homeland since I was about 8, I'll just have to imagine how many key differences exist between UK and U.S. incarnations.