Blog: X-Pat Files from Overseas

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Appreciate the Pat-Down: Airport Security Personnel Deserve Thanks

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My Frenchmen gets grilled at customs on arrival in the USA, but with my American passport I usually glide through security with a warm, welcome home greeting. Oddly enough, I have more trouble getting out of the country.

On one return trip to Switzerland, I was halted for bringing a tube of nutritional gel in my carry on luggage. Another […]

My book: Home Sweet Hardwood

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Home Sweet Hardwood, A Title IX Trailblazer Breaks Barriers Through Basketball looks like a basketball book, but don’t let the title fool you, the real story is about the courage it takes to pursue one’s dreams.

It is an amazing journey through the resiliency of the human spirit. Possessing remarkable grace in the face of numerous adversities, McKinzie shows readers that it’s not about the challenges faced, but rather how we handle each hurdle in life. By emphasizing the importance of pursuing dreams, this touching story inspires readers of all ages not to give up their aspirations.