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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Warning: This post contains excessive angst and self-indulgent, privileged musings. Łukasz left this morning. The emotional buildup to this point on my part has been spectacular. A combination of anxiety about my presentation Saturday on American multiculturalism at the library, an inability to sleep due to the encroaching white nights, and almost absurdist self-reflection, it […]

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

And then sometimes, everything works. Yesterday was a perfect set-up for a domino-effect spiral into a helpless pit of anxiety and failure, but somehow, miraculously, everything went off without a hitch! 7:45 am I woke up to do my Russian homework. 10:00 am My weekly tutoring session began. I usually walk to my tutor’s house, as it […]

Arkhangelsk: the Other City of Bridges

Arkhangelsk: the Other City of Bridges

Ah, Sunday! The day of rest! The day of play! Here in Arkhangelsk, kids have school on Saturday as well as all week, so Sunday is their only day off. Many people take advantage of Sunday to go downtown, go shopping, take a walk, practice some winter sports. I took advantage of this Sunday to […]

The Northern Dvina

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the ice music

the ice music

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