Author Archives: Natalie Gotts

About Natalie Gotts

I've been a management consultant, a nutritional therapist, a Journey practitioner and a mother. I've sold ostriches in China and personal safety devices in Hong Kong. Whatever I've done, and wherever I've been, I've written about it.

Everyday magic

Every now and then I despair of this country we’ve chosen to live in. On days when we have to pay for a visit to a doctor, or yet another gunman deprives families of the lives of their loved ones, … Continue reading

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Gabriella is in LA for two Berklee summer camps. Berklee is a top music college in the country, and one that she’s applying to for her university degree. The first week was a songwriting camp. Gabriella loved it. She spent all day … Continue reading

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Stupid, stupid, stupid gun laws

Six months ago, Nicole’s 20-year-old daughter, Ronique, was shot and killed. This is Nicole, on the right of the photo, marching against gun violence today. Nicole’s poster shows pictures of her beautiful daughter. Also shown in this photo are her youngest … Continue reading

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Little oddities in America

We’ve been here so long that some of the things I found weird when we first arrived have become normal.  Light switches, for example.  They’re upside down!

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Unexpectedly huge arrivals

There have been some unusual visitors to San Francisco in the last few months. Last autumn, for the first time ever, a Great White shark was recorded attacking a seal. It’s one thing to know, logically, that these sharks swim around … Continue reading

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Top of the class

School happens differently here, as I’ve said before. The subjects are different, the term times are different, and the vacations are different. But one of the most striking differences is the way that performance is measured. In Britain, it’s done … Continue reading

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Cowboy manifesto

I find country music fascinating. I hadn’t heard any before Spring Break last year, when we went on a road trip through the Deep South. I didn’t even know that it wasn’t really called Country and Western music. I was uninformed. … Continue reading

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