Category Archives: just for fun

how to live alone well – installment 5

7) get crafty  Save every piece of paper – tickets, receipts, brochures – browse through buttons, collect yarn, sit in the sewing room with Edit … … though, of course, sewing with Edit is not being alone.  When Edit goes … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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February: wintriness vs. springiness

It is well-established my own little world that winter is the enemy and must be endured with restless and determined forbearance.  And while Spring is not my favorite season, directly after Christmas I begin longing for it with such intensity that … Continue reading

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