How interesting, on the day that I flew back to Australia, the Melbourne Age published an article about Australians living overseas. There was also some mention of ex pats who return - why they do and the challenges they face. I expect that I'll have a lot more to say about this issue, that it will be a recurring theme. I am fully aware that my decision to return to Australia was not an economically rational decision or a particularly career-smart move. I for one agree with the reason mentioned in that article - this is about returning to my roots, my family and the actual country. For me it was also about leaving the US. To put it bluntly, the political situation there and the power of the Right was freaking me out.