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August 14, 2014

Hopes, dreams, and broken promises, or, my chronic inability to memorialize my own experiences

Hopes, dreams, and broken promises, or, my chronic inability to memorialize my own experiences

First, an update:

On August 27, I’ll be moving to Saint Petersburg to start another English teaching gig. I’ll be working as an ESL intern at Smolny College, a small liberal arts school that is subsidiary to both Saint Petersburg State University and Bard College in New York. The work is part-time, so I’ll also be giving private English lessons and, hopefully, pursuing a side-internship or…

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February 8, 2014
My Trans-Siberian Adventure: pics or it didn’t happen
I crossed the majority of Russia’s landmass by train—in winter, no less—and lived to tell the tale!

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My Trans-Siberian Adventure: pics or it didn’t happen

I crossed the majority of Russia’s landmass by train—in winter, no less—and lived to tell the tale!

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January 9, 2014
The Holidays, Loneliness, and the (Bright and Shiny) FutureI’ve always been mystified by Russians’ preference of New Years to the traditional western…View Post

The Holidays, Loneliness, and the (Bright and Shiny) Future

I’ve always been mystified by Russians’ preference of New Years to the traditional western…

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December 12, 2013
Снегопад (snowfall)

Снегопад (snowfall)

 
December 11, 2013

10 dumb things I am really looking forward to when I visit the US in 10 days

I got a crazy idea this morning when I found out (surprise!) that I don’t have to teach during the last week of December. Could I…go home for the holidays? Two hours later I had tickets to and from Little Rock. Crazy! Crazycrazycrazy. I’m having a hard…

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November 28, 2013
My Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It’s a work in progress, guys.

My Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It’s a work in progress, guys.

 
November 27, 2013
First snow day

First snow day

 
November 26, 2013

A Tale of Comically Low-Level Russian Bureaucracy, or, My New Refrigerator

OY! I haven’t updated my blog in well over a month. Forgive me and I’ll promise to do better?

Rather than do a piecemeal rehash of all mundane events of the past month, I want to share just a snippet. You see, recently I’ve had an encounter with the…

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November 18, 2013

Monday’s

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ONE MORE CLASS TO GO. JUST. ONE. MORE.

Why the fuck are Russian university classes 1.5 hours each?

It’s really not that bad y’all. I just hate Mondays.

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November 15, 2013

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