Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Color stands abroad

A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period — When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake But Human Nature feels. It waits upon the Lawn, … Continue reading

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Winter is funny sometimes.

But I’m sure glad it’s over.

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how to live alone well – installment four

6) read voraciously I tend to do this anyway, so I’m not sure this one really counts.  Except that my book count since last June has risen exponentially; I think I’ve got about 30 under my belt now. Part of … Continue reading

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Várja – Wait

I had grand plans for pre-writing posts and scheduling them to go up while I was on spring break.  You can see how well that worked. Currently, I am in Kolozsvár, Romania, visiting the Visky family and teaching a little … Continue reading

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Every Saturday, when the weather is tolerable and the children’s health is in good order, I bike over to a house two villages over, in Tiszabükeny, where I tutor the two oldest children in English.  The house boasts 8 children … Continue reading

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I told J. Edit as we walked back from a concert on Sunday that I was very tired but wasn’t sure why.  “Tavaszi fáradtság,” she said to me.  Spring tiredness.  It was the second time I’d heard that phrase in … Continue reading

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Signs that spring is coming to Transcarpathia

(in order of appearance) 1) The Tisza River turns a turquoise blue – the color I’ve always seen in movies for cold water but never believed could exist naturally – and chunks of ice come floating down from the mountains. … Continue reading

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