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MONDAY

Growing up driving from one dusty Western ranch to another with my traveling-salesman father probably doesn’t qualify me as a “global nomad.” Still, there was something vaguely disconcerting about going home after being on the road for a few weeks. There weren’t any support groups for children of veterinary pharmaceutical salesmen, but for real jet-set kids who grew up speaking Twi and eating fufu, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation is offering a discussion to help them ease back in to burger-and-fries American life. In the first of a series of programs for the “globally mobile family,” foundation president Kay Branaman Eakin will read from several of her books, including According to My Passport, I’m Coming Home. Eakin will be accompanied by a bona fide college-age nomad and will be available for questions at 7 p.m. at Travel Books and Language Center, 4437 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. (202) 237-1322. (Stephanie Mencimer)