The biggest reasons I started writing these posts is to give friends and family a sense of what life is like on this side of the world during this extraordinary time as well as provide a different US “outsider” perspective as a keenly interested and tax paying observer of all things USA. One obvious factor that shapes your perspective are the people you talk to and spend time with here. There are a couple of US expats in our circle of friends but more are Spanish nationals some with US ties and some without. A bit ago Vice President Pence made a speech declaring that the US is respected again abroad…he clearly isn’t hanging out with the same people that I am.
Interesting perspective from across the pond. While I certainly agree with him, I wonder how much push back you get from our Republican classmates on LI. This post has reminded me of how little news coverage there is lately about Europe, and other parts of the world. Our current news cycle is “all things Trump” and lots of weather. Funny how you often don’t notice what’s missing until you need it. Like democracy.