Nikko: Uphill Preface

This photo is from my second day in Nikko, when it was still light. I’m uploading from my first night as opposed to my first day, because this story overshadowed my afternoon. And because it was so dark, I have no photos to accompany it, save for this one I took later in my journey. […]

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First Impressions can be Rough

NOTE: This post never got published – WordPress accidentally sent it to drafts. This post is from the beginning of September, and I only just realized it now. This means that references to this post in those earlier posts would not have made any sense. I’m not sure I’m making sense now….Anyway, on to my […]

Be afraid, Have fun

Quick update: I’ll be uploading several posts within the next few days. I got behind on posting, but I have been writing. Thus far, orientation appears to be 95%: If you do any of the following, you’ll be fired How to handle low motivation students who don’t want to be in class And 5%: Have […]

One Fork. One Spoon.

Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Instant Coffee When my family got stationed in Greece, I remember walking into our house on Kolokotroni Street, taking in the old amber lighting, the brown linoleum floor in the kitchen, and my small white twin bed, and feeling thoroughly overwhelmed. The pieces were there, but it […]

How do you prefer to be groped…?

It’s the wrong verb. That’s what is scratching at the back of my brain throughout this alcohol lubricated conversation. It’s a housewarming party in the suburbs around Brussels, at a gorgeous house of an acquaintance in the small town of Lustin. Seriously – movie quality home. And we’ve all been drinking a little bit, the […]