Tag Archives: Babushkas

Siberian Summer

It’s officially summertime in Siberia. It came rather suddenly—vegetation and flowers and kvass stands and bouncy castles and swarms of flies sprang up overnight, it seems. We had a glorious thunderstorm last week, crowds of lazy people descend upon the … Continue reading

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Insanity to Keep Me Sane

I’ve had a pretty low-key week. Catching up on my sleep and my sanity. Sleep comes much needed and much appreciated, but sanity is maybe a little more ambiguous. In Russia, sanity comes in many different forms—and in my case, … Continue reading

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Living and Learning

Last week, as Commander in Chief of my own Kingdom of Classrooms, I had the opportunity to share with my students the wonders of internet slang and memes—including, of course, Socially Awkward Penguin. As a naturally shy and introverted person, … Continue reading

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