Welcome Back – TO THANKSGIVUKKAH

*This post was written the day after Thanksgiving 2013* I have had the most thanks-giving transition. Day 1 The day after I flew back to the states, it was the first night of Channukah. The next night, it was the rare unicorn-of-a-holiday, THANKSGIVUKKAH. Channukah, which follows the Jewish calendar, fell on Thanksgiving, which follows the … Continue reading Welcome Back – TO THANKSGIVUKKAH

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Halabja

My travels this weekend began to let me start over. I've been clinging to certain travel expectations, which do not serve me well in this culture. I'm starting to erase those expectations from my brain, instead adopting a new way to travel. Expectation: to travel with other English-speakers at the school. Reality: I have to travel … Continue reading Halabja