Monthly Archives: April 2011

how to live well alone – installment four

I’ve actually been spending precious little time alone these days; teaching, tutoring, visiting friends in the village, going to holiday church services, making dinner with my new Beregszasz roommate Marielle … these activities have kept me from updating this blog … Continue reading

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Soska and white flowers

It was a pale, silver sliver of a spring evening, and the twilight slant lasted longer than usual.  I arrived a little early at Ildiko’s house and, with a hankering for something green, headed to the village yard to find … Continue reading

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How to have the perfect afternoon:

1) Pull out all the bikes from storage at the school and gather as many students who have a sense of adventure as you can. 2) Distribute bags of food to all the teachers (and some students if they have … Continue reading

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Why I will go back to Romania some day, part 2

This is the sight that greeted me every morning while I stayed with the Viskys.  Most of the books were in Hungarian, of course, and I didn’t even finish the one in English I picked out, but that isn’t the … Continue reading

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Why I will go back to Romania some day, part 1

We drove out of busy, crazy Cluj, a place you could not pay me enough to sit behind a steering wheel, and followed the main road north, out to the bare hills and cooler temperatures.  When we turned onto a … Continue reading

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Romanian teaching

My spring break was not technically a break for me, though it was reviving and soul-filling in very many ways.  While I was in Kolozsvár/Cluj (the first is the Hungarian name, the second is the Romanian name), I taught several … Continue reading

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