Pre-Departure Orientation

For the past two days, I have been at the Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in Washington, DC, meeting with Fulbrighters who are about to head to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. As a Returning Scholar, I was joined by a Returning

Pre-Departure Orientation

For the past two days, I have been at the Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in Washington, DC, meeting with Fulbrighters who are about to head to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. As a Returning Scholar, I was joined by a Returning

KCACTF Workshop

This past Friday, I presented a talk about the Fulbright Scholar Program at the KCACTF Region 6 Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana. 8:30 in the morning is pretty early for theatre folks, but I had nine attendees: six students and three

KCACTF Workshop

This past Friday, I presented a talk about the Fulbright Scholar Program at the KCACTF Region 6 Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana. 8:30 in the morning is pretty early for theatre folks, but I had nine attendees: six students and three

Reflection

Exactly one year ago, I entered Serbia on my indirect route to Kosova. I had flown from Budapest on the now defunct Malev Airlines and arrived in Belgrade with considerable trepidation (and without luggage). Most of my knowledge of Serbia

Reflection

Exactly one year ago, I entered Serbia on my indirect route to Kosova. I had flown from Budapest on the now defunct Malev Airlines and arrived in Belgrade with considerable trepidation (and without luggage). Most of my knowledge of Serbia

2012 in Review

Over 14,000 readers from 91 different countries! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012.

2012 in Review

Over 14,000 readers from 91 different countries! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012.

Shqiperia (eBook)

Shqiperia is a photologue of my six months in Kosova as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, January – July, 2012. Commentary with 215 color photos covering multiple cities and locales in Kosova. The ebook is formatted for the iPad and iPod

Shqiperia (eBook)

Shqiperia is a photologue of my six months in Kosova as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, January – July, 2012. Commentary with 215 color photos covering multiple cities and locales in Kosova. The ebook is formatted for the iPad and iPod

Regional Peer Review

Giving Back I just returned from Washington, DC, where I spent two days meeting with the Fulbright Scholar Regional Peer Review Committee. All Fulbright applications are reviewed first by peers in their respective disciplines and then are passed to regional

Regional Peer Review

Giving Back I just returned from Washington, DC, where I spent two days meeting with the Fulbright Scholar Regional Peer Review Committee. All Fulbright applications are reviewed first by peers in their respective disciplines and then are passed to regional

Slow Trip Home

Update: I am now back in Huntsville, Texas, USA…safe and sound, very happy but a bit weary from my travels. Good to be home. I left Prishtina on July 20 and began a slow, three-week trip back to the U.S.

Slow Trip Home

Update: I am now back in Huntsville, Texas, USA…safe and sound, very happy but a bit weary from my travels. Good to be home. I left Prishtina on July 20 and began a slow, three-week trip back to the U.S.

Mirupafshim Kosova

Last Thursday evening, I hosted a goodbye dinner at Rings Restaurant downtown. I invited all of my actors, theory students, and close colleagues. (Albanian tradition is that if you have something to celebrate, then you invite, host, and pay for

Mirupafshim Kosova

Last Thursday evening, I hosted a goodbye dinner at Rings Restaurant downtown. I invited all of my actors, theory students, and close colleagues. (Albanian tradition is that if you have something to celebrate, then you invite, host, and pay for

Festivali Teatri Ndryshe

My last week in Kosova has been spent with the Festivali Teatri Ndryshe, a small, international theatre festival in Podujeva, Kosova.  This is the fourth year for the festival and is due largely to the efforts of Agron Gerguri, one

Festivali Teatri Ndryshe

My last week in Kosova has been spent with the Festivali Teatri Ndryshe, a small, international theatre festival in Podujeva, Kosova.  This is the fourth year for the festival and is due largely to the efforts of Agron Gerguri, one

Workshops & Presentations

I have been able to give several workshops and presentations during the past six months here in Kosova. While doing so is not required by my Fulbright grant, it is encouraged and provides a great chance to meet and interact

Workshops & Presentations

I have been able to give several workshops and presentations during the past six months here in Kosova. While doing so is not required by my Fulbright grant, it is encouraged and provides a great chance to meet and interact

Decani

On Wednesday evening, I had supper in Prishtina with Charlie Helms and his girlfriend, Erin Sweeney. Charlie is a Fulbright English teacher (ETA) living in the southern mountain village of Shtërpca (Serbian: Štrpce). Also an ETA, Erin just finished her 9-month grant

Decani

On Wednesday evening, I had supper in Prishtina with Charlie Helms and his girlfriend, Erin Sweeney. Charlie is a Fulbright English teacher (ETA) living in the southern mountain village of Shtërpca (Serbian: Štrpce). Also an ETA, Erin just finished her 9-month grant

Kosovo or Kosova?

The automatic spellchecker on this blog doesn’t even recognize the word “Kosova.” Change the “a” to an “o” and no problem…with spellcheckers. Most Americans are familiar with “political correctness” and know what words and phrases are and are not acceptable today,

Kosovo or Kosova?

The automatic spellchecker on this blog doesn’t even recognize the word “Kosova.” Change the “a” to an “o” and no problem…with spellcheckers. Most Americans are familiar with “political correctness” and know what words and phrases are and are not acceptable today,