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Strawberries and Sugar

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Standing with my Georgian brother, Nika, in the middle of a neighborhood bebo’s strawberry field, picking strawberries barefoot in the mud, as a toothless woman empties a handful of the red fruit into my…

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Questions from Home

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
It’s been about a month since I’ve last written, and this fact, combined with numerous requests for a post, have led me to decide that it’s about time I took a moment to update…

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აქ მე ვარ ძია!

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
This weekend I went with TLG on an excursion.  This is a trip they put on to some of the big historical places in the country to help thank us busy teachers see the…

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A Friendship Courtesy of a Lobiani

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Repeatedly in Georgia, I’ve learned that saying “დიახ” (yes) can bring great rewards. Often when saying “დიახ” isn’t what I want to do, I remember the lobiani that started a friendship and what I’ve…

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The Georgians’ Language

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
The Georgian language is old. It’s unrelated to other languages. It has an aorist tense, whatever that means. “Mankana” means both “car” and “machine”. These are things you can learn from books. But the…

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Listen to a Londoner: Carolina Baker

Originally posted on Little London Observationist:
Carolina landed in London in November, a bit bleary eyed and nostalgic for what was formerly home. She’s Colombian American and loves Chai Lattes. During the day, she works in finance and at night…

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Down, but by No Means Out!

Days Like These… Its been a bit of a down day today. I’m tired and low on energy. But I’m not worried. In fact, I have learnt that it is days like these where you find that through adversity, you … Continue reading

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