Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kakheti: Director’s Extended Edition

My third foray into Kakheti was probably the best so far. I wasn’t even going to go on vacation this Easter. My plan was to have myself a nice long staycation – sit around the house, catch up on some … Continue reading

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Our Worst Days

I’m having some trouble writing this one, so bear with me. I was 16 and in High School when I fell in love for the first time. People sometimes ask me – based on my current attitude towards the matter … Continue reading

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English Teachers vs. Linguists

In some of my eleventh graders’ essays, I’ve come across a number of these so-called “linking words” – as if an essay would just fall apart without a liberal smattering of “additionallies” and “on the other hands” strewn across the … Continue reading

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TLG-bashing

I recently met a bitter ex-TLG volunteer who told me a number of times, in no uncertain terms, that TLG is a poorly-run program and that no one in their right mind should work for them. If it were just … Continue reading

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TLG Excursion: Gori and Uplistsikhe

At this point, I feel safe in generalizing to say that TLG excursions are great. I loved the Kakheti trip, to the agricultural school where we got to see wine, chacha, chorchkela, and khinkali made. That was back in late … Continue reading

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New comments policy

As of now, all new comments on this blog will be held in a moderation queue until I have approved them. I know that this is annoying, and I apologize for the inconvenience. In general I have very regular internet … Continue reading

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