What Am I Up to Now?

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My former home of: Oaxaca De Juarez, Mexico

This page is the most up to date snapshot of what I am working on, since the site rarely reflects real-time.

I am currently in: Montreal indefinitely. Sadly, I had to vacate my apartment in Oaxaca due to the updates below.

Some *CRAY CRAY* Updates Here At Legal Nomads:

  • I last updated this page almost a year ago, when my plans were to go back to Oaxaca and continue with food walks and writing. Life took quite a turn when I was gifted both a cerebrospinal leak and a burglary in one day. See this post for more.
  • Following that black swan evening, I was bedbound for many months, followed by four procedures down at Duke in North Carolina. How I learned to walk again here.
  • As a celiac, it’s been a challenge to travel and eat safely, even though I love to learn through food. While the main purpose of the site is narrative-based writing, I’ve started building very detailed gluten-free translation cards, as well as guides for those seeking to travel. The guides are free, but cards are available for purchase, to help offset the cost of translating and building them. These cards are different because they account for cross-contamination, are researched by a celiac, use local food names, and are translated by native speakers. Mexico and France are in there now, with Malaysia and Thailand coming up next! These cards were recently featured in the New York Times – woohoo!
  • Since I can’t travel and computer time is fairly limited, I’ve been updating some of the older posts to ensure that they are current. Newly updated:
  • Answering reader emails, which I always do myself.
  • Building a writing and storytelling workshop that I will run for people who want to work on storytelling and writing in an interconnected, online world. You can learn more and sign up for updates here.

Connect with me:

Jodi Ettenberg

Picture by Jimmy Dau

As always, you can find me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

Last update for this page: August 1, 2018

Thanks to Derek for /now inspiration.