Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sexi Gindat?

The title of this post means “do you want sex?”, and it’s what I thought I heard a woman say, quite loudly, as I was walking to my friends’ flat in Saburtalo the other day. Startled, I looked around, and … Continue reading

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Kurds in Georgia

According to The Wikipedia, there are 40,000 to 60,000 Kurds in Georgia. I have met at least two of them. Thus begins another foray into regional politics. The other day I was speaking with a Kurdish woman. She asked if … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

I realize now that TEDx kind of ate my life. It’s sort of depressing getting back to normal life, back to the daily habits, back to the grind. TEDx was awesome. My nerves peaked at the beginning of the third … Continue reading

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TEDx in Georgia

I have a confession to make. I’ve been keeping this TED thing under my hat for months now. As Raughley details over at the TLG Blog, I’m scheduled to give a talk at TEDxTbilisi this Saturday. The topic of my … Continue reading

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Getting Older (In Georgia?)

Clearly, 30 is the year in which I constantly introspect about my age. I recently became aware that the recession of my hairline can no longer be denied – I’ve known it was creeping slowly back since my mid-20’s, but … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday Monday

I woke up at 2:15am to make espresso and a gouda cheese omelette. Why, you ask? Because it was Super Bowl Monday. That’s right – thanks to the curvature of the Earth, the Super Bowl aired at 3:30 Monday morning … Continue reading

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Shoveling Snow and the Tragedy of the Commons

That’s a dramatic name for a rather prosaic entry. I’ll try to live up to it. Long story short, in New York City people shovel their sidewalks when it snows and in Tbilisi they don’t. ********************************************** I have managed to … Continue reading

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