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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 World Is Stupid

Today I got a text message and an email from the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, warning me to vary my routes because of global terror activity. Yeah, what the fuck ever, embassy. Maybe instead of emailing English teachers making $300 … 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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