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Next week will be sixteen years since I left the US, been back to visit about eight times. Two and a half years in Korea, the rest in Europe as an Army civilian employee. It has been 4 years since I cut the strings (much easier as part of the military) and went native. I lived in Japan for 3 1/2 years, twenty years ago as a soldier. Also made several trips to Europe for pleasure/family visits before that. I have lived outside the US for a little more than 1/3 of my life.
My dogs like me, that is important.