’ ” — Miranda “Ask, ‘Interested in some bilateral action at my place?’ ” — Sonja “Tell him that whoever has more passport stamps has to buy the other a drink.” — Lin “Say, ‘I’d really like to have good international relations with you tonight.’ ” — Nieko “Ask, ‘Do you think we could solve all the world’s problems if we make love, not war?Molly Ball, writing this week in The Atlantic, describes how congressional staffers are increasingly wary of encounters with foreigners because of the scandals that have besieged the new Trump administration.Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, quit because he failed to tell the whole truth about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, has recused himself from any inquiries into Russian influence because he did the same thing.As a result, “You start looking over your shoulder in this town, and before long you’ve gone down the path of the black-helicopter crowd.Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you, goes the old saying, but it also means you’re, well, paranoid.What can you recommend to me and people in my position in terms of meeting young people abroad, getting involved in post life, and whether or not the possibility of meeting “Mr. What is post life like for a young Singleton’ a la Bridget Jones’ Diary?
Long past when I was hungry – or much in the way of sober – he arrived. It is a good date when I am not cracking all the jokes. I could listen to the Diplomat for a very long time. But this is what a good date feels like — full of promise, kinetic, a story unwritten.
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(© AP Photo/Robert Tong) Keeping up with current events around the world is important for any aspiring Foreign Service Officer.
While I am eager to take on this rare and adventurous opportunity, I do have some concerns…
A major one of which is that I am in my early 20’s, single and female.