Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Green

Spring is arriving in fits and starts. A few green patches of grass have appeared, and the trees are beginning to bud. On a couple days, I’ve been able to forego a jacket (and even broken a brief sweat!). The

The Green

Spring is arriving in fits and starts. A few green patches of grass have appeared, and the trees are beginning to bud. On a couple days, I’ve been able to forego a jacket (and even broken a brief sweat!). The

Trip to Tiranë

This past weekend, I took an UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo) trip to Tiranë, the capital of Albania. The trip took a bit over four hours (non-stop but always at the mercy of border crossings!) and was filled primarily

Trip to Tiranë

This past weekend, I took an UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo) trip to Tiranë, the capital of Albania. The trip took a bit over four hours (non-stop but always at the mercy of border crossings!) and was filled primarily

Dodona & Vellusha

My Sunday stroll through the Dodona (my neighborhood) and Vellusha districts. This is my favorite area of Prishtinë: so much history and marvelous architecture with lots of shops and eateries…and I live here! The Dodona district is named for its

Dodona & Vellusha

My Sunday stroll through the Dodona (my neighborhood) and Vellusha districts. This is my favorite area of Prishtinë: so much history and marvelous architecture with lots of shops and eateries…and I live here! The Dodona district is named for its

A Saturday Stroll

After a morning of paperwork, I ventured out into an overcast and damp-cold afternoon to explore unchartered parts of the city. Just a few blocks east of my apartment stands the Dodona Theatre, originally a puppet and children’s theatre that

A Saturday Stroll

After a morning of paperwork, I ventured out into an overcast and damp-cold afternoon to explore unchartered parts of the city. Just a few blocks east of my apartment stands the Dodona Theatre, originally a puppet and children’s theatre that

International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. I am embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of it, nor do I recall celebrating it in the U.S. While en route to school, I passed through a crowd at the National Theatre and

International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. I am embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of it, nor do I recall celebrating it in the U.S. While en route to school, I passed through a crowd at the National Theatre and

50…and 1/2

I now have been in Kosovo for 50 days. Despite the extreme weather and a couple of sick days, my time has passed quickly and quietly. I arrived thinking that my greatest challenge would be adjusting to a daily life

50…and 1/2

I now have been in Kosovo for 50 days. Despite the extreme weather and a couple of sick days, my time has passed quickly and quietly. I arrived thinking that my greatest challenge would be adjusting to a daily life