Category Archives: Holidays

They’re Coming To America

My flights are booked, people. In the end I needn’t have worried; the affordable round trip tickets I found on LOT did, indeed, change price over the course of the nine days I had to wait to book them, but … Continue reading

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Easter, Religion, and my Georgian Family

So I have this dilemma. Last year after Easter I was faced with the challenge of explaining to my students and coteachers that saying “Christ is risen” is a violation of the uneasy truce that exists in much of America … Continue reading

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The Long Winter

Well, this is now the longest I’ve ever been outside of the US. This is the first year I haven’t spent Christmas with my family – but scratch that, because I have my own family now and I spent Christmas … Continue reading

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Come On Up for The Rising

“ქრისტე აღსდგა!”, my students proudly shriek. This annoys me. I am a secularist. I don’t know that I’d go as far as a place like France or Turkey – I wouldn’t support banning religious garb in the public sphere, for … Continue reading

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Easter in Georgia

My parents called me on Sunday to wish me a happy Easter. Honestly, if it weren’t for facebook, I would have forgotten. I kept seeing all these Easter posts on facebook, and I asked my girlfriend (who, for convenience I … Continue reading

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