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Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


March 12, 2020

I have jumped up a level on my American initiation, and I managed it all by myself. This weekend, I cooked my very first tater tot casserole.

To understand why I set myself this challenge, we’re going to need to rewind the decades. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was young, my life was saturated with American culture.

Movies, shows, books, music – you name it, we imported it. We had plenty of our own, but we were still gluttons for American entertainment.

What we didn’t import was the things that the people in those stories were doing. We remained bereft of roller...

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