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A Slight Shift in the Celestial Meridian

22 Aug 2003
August 22, 2003

Suddenly feeling lost here? Can’t find that special story you love to read over and over again because it makes you laugh/feel politically astute/knowingly wink in subversive agreement?

That’s because I’ve changed servers and now every permanent link to each individual story has changed too (the main URL remains the same). To help make your viewing enjoyment continue with as little interruption as possible I’ve created a list of what I consider the most popular posts on Life Outtacontext, each a link to its new URL. If you disagree with my choices or feel I should add your favorite (and I just know you’ve got them), drop me a note.

Nothing else has changed. And as long as my personal life and the outside world continue to provide material for commentary, I will continue as is.

An American in Tashkent

29 Dec 2002
December 29, 2002

Horoscope for December 29th

M. O. decided she wanted a change. Most of us would go shopping or perhaps look for new apartment. M, however, decided to really make a change so she took a job as a Country Director for Internews (an organization to promote independent media) in Uzbekistan, a land-locked former state of the Soviet Union.

Earlier this month, she moved from Atlanta to Tashkent, the capital of Uz (not to be confused with Oz) to spend the next year and a half. And she has set up a blog to record her experiences: when West meets Central Asia.

I recently mentioned that change doesn’t come easily for me. So, when I meet someone who has really taken some major leaps, I’m facinated (and impressed).

I’m living vicariously through M’s adventures in the Wild Wild Steppes while “safely” ensconced in the epicenter of imperial comfort (via

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