Month: May 2006

Baby Brother

For anyone who doesn’t know: the opportunity to teach in Russia never actually materialized. The man in charge went with either someone more qualified or someone who’d applied earlier. He strongly suggested that I apply again next year, but the chances are good that by next year I will be set on some course that […]

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Good-bye

That’s correct—surrounded by so many people that she brought into the pool (and the people they brought into the pool), who all assured her that it was okay if was done swimming, my grandma got out of the water. It was a real blessing for so many of us to be able to be there […]

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Teaching English in Russia

I spoke with the man on the telephone this evening, and while the interview seemed to go well, he explained that he also has another candidate on the line. He said that he would be letting me know very soon, and that even if I’m not offered the chance this time he would strongly suggest […]

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Grades

I got my grades back!! It was my highest GPA since sophomore year—2000-2001!! This is really quite astounding. In other news, I have recently learned about an opportunity to go to Vladimir, Russia to teach English for nine months to a year, with a program called “Serendipity-Russia”. I would stay in the American Home. I’ll […]

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Mission Accomplished

more pictures available here. Also check out my conference pictures. I suppose I should finish telling the story about leaving the conference, by the way. I think I’ll just keep it limited to highlights. I attended four meetings in the LA vicinity and met a lot of friendly, hospitable folks. No celebrities, however. One of […]

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Dear Dr. Laura

Thanks, Esti: Dear Dr. Laura: Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that […]

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How Long? Not Long.

I’m going to be a real live college graduate. It’s a bit difficult to believe. A bachelor’s degree. I especially didn’t think it was going to happen after returning to Russian class last week, when I’d returned from the conference. I went to class and my instructor reminded me that I had to rewrite all […]

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Russian is OVER

Russian is over. I took my final, corrected some mistakes (or attempted to, anyway) on some past exams, and turned in some written work. It’s now out of my hands. A good thing, considering how badly I handled it. I’m immersed in the anxiety that my character defects of apathy and procrastination have left for […]

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Barnacles

That is what I feel like when I’m trying to squeeze out 8 pages at the last minute. I need to do 2 pages an hour, and I’m already one page behind. But when I finish these pages, and study intensely for the Russian final (Friday morning), then I’ll be done with my bachelor’s degree! […]

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