Monthly Archives: June 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane?

I foolishly thought that I would be immune to TLG flight drama. Oh, what a fool am I. Let me just say that I am currently in Munich, and it is fabulous. The weather is even shittier than it was … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Departure Preparations

As we speak I’m getting ready to leave Georgia. My itinerary involves Munich, NYC, Istanbul, and Tbilisi, with a possibility for a few days in Batumi as well. I’ll be away from my host family’s house – where I will … Continue reading

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Religion and Liberal Arts Education

****Editor’s Note: I couldn’t decide whether or when to capitalize “Liberal Arts” so I opted for a strategy of capitalizing it randomly. This is a grave offence to all that is good and respectable in English writing style and I … Continue reading

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Natakhtaris Limonati ar Ginda?

First of all, let’s just be clear: Limonati is not lemonade. On my third day in Georgia, I wandered around Tbilisi in the 100 degree heat with a group of four friends. We walked from Metekhti Church up to the … Continue reading

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…in which I analyze my reaction to instances of child endangerment in Georgia

This morning, as I rode the bus to school, a perfectly ordinary event occurred – an idiotic driver swerved rapidly back and forth between lanes, cutting off the bus I was on and causing it to have to stop short. … Continue reading

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Are you a Girl?

Today I found myself grading exams for my fifth grade classes. The students gathered around me, each begging me to grade their exam first, grabbing a fold of skin from the front of their necks in the Georgian gesture for … Continue reading

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