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A Three-Legged Dog

Once upon a time, there was a girl who worked in HR for this clothing company. She didn’t dislike her job, but there was nothing about it that was excellent either. She did feel a great deal of compassion for … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo Week

I was reminded of two Victor Hugo quotes this week. One was on Friday, when I was looking at the website of one of the 1:1 Mentoring project’s new partners: Prieteni Pentru Tine (Friends for you). They have a Victor Hugo … Continue reading

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Hai acasa/Home is where the heart is

A couple of weeks ago, a conference was organized by American Studies students in Bucharest. A call for papers went out, and there were two categories: academic and creative. The topic of the conference was about confused/displaced American identity (I … Continue reading

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Ugly Ducklings

My little ducklings discovered Photo Booth and proceeded to take some terrifying pictures on Saturday. We were reading the story of The Ugly Duckling, in my bilingual story book.

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1:1 Mentoring Project Trajectory

Where are we headed? Promoting a mentoring project in Bucharest has led me to probably about 50 conversations that generally end with this question or a variation on it: What’s next? Today as I gave a talk at the American … Continue reading

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Sassing Bucharest

The following post is all in good fun…because there were a couple snort-worthy moments this week. Dear Bucharest, Tuesday: Your botanical garden (or “botanical wilderness?”) only costs 2 lei, but it’s a little overgrown…most of the free parks/random patches of … Continue reading

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The Ruth School

In a continuing attempt to understand more about local initiatives helping the marginalized in Romania, this morning I got to visit “The Ruth School.” The Ruth School reaches out mainly to Roma children who face barriers at public school including fees … Continue reading

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