Category Archives: expats

Memories of Living in Iran

As I page through my latest  book,  “A Broad Abroad in Iran,” a memoir about living in Iran during the revolution of the 70s, I feel a need to post this somewhat revised blog to get myself in the writing mode for my next book, “A Broad in the Big Easy.” In the 70s, with […]

A Broad in The Big Easy, 1984

A Broad in the Big Easy Started my third book, “A Broad in the Big Easy” today and thought I’d give you a sneak peak. It is bittersweet recalling our family’s time in Louisiana. It was the last time we would be together as a family on a job assignment, and the last time my […]

A Great Review from a Reviewer

Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (10/12) It’s been quite a few years since I’ve read the first of Dodie Cross’ memoirs, an extremely funny book called “A Broad Abroad in Thailand,” and have been rather impatiently waiting on the next one, which Ms. Cross sort of promised back then. Five years is a […]

Face Your Fears, otherwise known as put your head between your legs and kiss your arse goodbye

“Face your fears,” the psychologists tell you. “Say to yourself I’m safe. Visualize yourself taking off and landing safely.” However, they’re sitting in a nice, air-conditioned office or in a TV studio spouting this philosophy, while you’re suspended in a metal sphere 35,000 feet above the ground, which at any moment could plummet to earth. […]