Category Archives: boarding schools

English Camp

After graduation – and by after graduation I mean only about 2 hours later – my dear friend Kathleen crossed the border into Ukraine to come visit me.  A few days later, we were off to visit more southern places. … Continue reading

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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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Pomp and Circumstance

My friends, I apologize for my long silence.  Returning to the states has been an overwhelming venture, and I find myself lost every time I remember Ukraine and how far away I am from everything that was a part of … Continue reading

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I’m sitting in the teacher’s room, and everything is quiet.  Everything except the hum of the computer.  Everything except a sudden, slow crescendo of raindrops on the leaves in the orchard outside.  Our land is parched for rain, and all … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

Non-lengthy things I want to tell you that, when added together, might be lengthy: A) The past few days have been chilly.  The pastor’s wife tells me this is because it snowed a foot and a half in the mountains, … 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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[sledding!] [I don’t think these pictures need words.  Don’t worry.  A nice wordy, picture-free post is coming up soon.]

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