Category Archives: Beregszasz

Hello, goodbye

For the past 6 years of my life, May has been a time of endings and farewells.  That’s the norm of academic life.  If an academic’s new year is in September, May becomes a sort of drawn out New Year’s … Continue reading

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Some ways I’ve been keeping busy

Spring doesn’t just change the trees (oh, how I love that new baby green) and the flowers and the slant of the sunlight (or the length of sunlight).  It changes the bones of the earth.  Every chance I get, and … Continue reading

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Winter is funny sometimes.

But I’m sure glad it’s over.

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Twist and shout!

Last week, one of my students showed up with a box labeled ТВИСТЕР (at least, I’m pretty sure that’s how you spell “Twister” in Cyrillic).  She asked if we could play, and every other student looked up at me with an … Continue reading

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Walking in Beregszász, visual edition

In order: the Főiskóla in the main square, a close-up of its windows, the Reformed Church bell tower, decorations in the Catholic Church, patriotic decorations, the Orthodox Church, a house, the cross in the Orthodox courtyard, two views of the … Continue reading

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Walking in Beregszász

It was a very sunny day on Wednesday last week.  And the warmest day of 2011 so far.  The skylight in my Beregszász room was washed a very springy sky blue, and after writing some emails, I looked up at … Continue reading

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Houses in the booming metropolis of Beregszász

Bereszász has 26, 600 people, which is only half the size of my hometown’s university, but the town often seems like the center of civilization to me.  I love living in Péterfalva, but it is half the size of my … Continue reading

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