Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day

To celebrate Memorial Day, I had lunch with Fulbright colleague Rich Raymond and his lovely wife, Judy, who was visiting from the US. We ate at one of my favorite restaurants in Prishtina, Princess Gresa, where I enjoyed a thick

Memorial Day

To celebrate Memorial Day, I had lunch with Fulbright colleague Rich Raymond and his lovely wife, Judy, who was visiting from the US. We ate at one of my favorite restaurants in Prishtina, Princess Gresa, where I enjoyed a thick

The Vietnam Play Is Coming

The following is written primarily for our English-speaking friends (Embassy, AUK, ASK, etc), who may be attending an upcoming performance of our Vietnam play. Premiere: Friday, June 1, at 20:00 (Invitation Only) Reprise: Saturday, June 2, at 20:00 (3€ Tickets

The Vietnam Play Is Coming

The following is written primarily for our English-speaking friends (Embassy, AUK, ASK, etc), who may be attending an upcoming performance of our Vietnam play. Premiere: Friday, June 1, at 20:00 (Invitation Only) Reprise: Saturday, June 2, at 20:00 (3€ Tickets

A Visit from the US Army

For our final rehearsal in the classroom, we were honored with a visit by three soldiers from the US Army: Staff Sergeant Sheppard (standing), Spc. Bradley (center), and Spc. Martin (right). All three are from my home state of Georgia!

A Visit from the US Army

For our final rehearsal in the classroom, we were honored with a visit by three soldiers from the US Army: Staff Sergeant Sheppard (standing), Spc. Bradley (center), and Spc. Martin (right). All three are from my home state of Georgia!

Switzerland

For my final long weekend of the semester, I took a three-day trip to Switzerland. I had never been before, and there are direct flights from Prishtina to several Swiss cities. I decided on Zurich, the country’s largest city and,

Switzerland

For my final long weekend of the semester, I took a three-day trip to Switzerland. I had never been before, and there are direct flights from Prishtina to several Swiss cities. I decided on Zurich, the country’s largest city and,

Month 5 Begins

I now have been in Kosova for four months! The last month has been a roller coaster ride for me: weather, rehearsals, personal feelings. Such is life…how would we recognize the wonders of life if we didn’t have the contrast

Month 5 Begins

I now have been in Kosova for four months! The last month has been a roller coaster ride for me: weather, rehearsals, personal feelings. Such is life…how would we recognize the wonders of life if we didn’t have the contrast

Food and Fellowship

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to a student’s home for a traditional Albanian meal. Besart (the student) had told me that his wife (Valire) was a wonderful cook (she was!) and that he wanted to welcome me to

Food and Fellowship

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to a student’s home for a traditional Albanian meal. Besart (the student) had told me that his wife (Valire) was a wonderful cook (she was!) and that he wanted to welcome me to

My Grant

I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Core) enjoying a six-month grant to teach at the University of Prishtina. During this period, I am on “developmental leave” (sabbatical) from my home university, Sam Houston State, in Huntsville, Texas. I arrived in Kosovo

My Grant

I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Core) enjoying a six-month grant to teach at the University of Prishtina. During this period, I am on “developmental leave” (sabbatical) from my home university, Sam Houston State, in Huntsville, Texas. I arrived in Kosovo

Tophania & Gjinaj

The weather has been so beautiful lately, that I decided to take a long walk after Saturday’s supper. (I also have discovered that the softer light at the end of the day is better for taking photos…and I’ve become quite

Tophania & Gjinaj

The weather has been so beautiful lately, that I decided to take a long walk after Saturday’s supper. (I also have discovered that the softer light at the end of the day is better for taking photos…and I’ve become quite

Peyton & Dardania

Buses are the most efficient way to explore Kosova and the Balkans. If the day is nice, I like to walk from my apartment in Dodona to the Autobus Station, which takes almost 30 minutes but saves me the 3-5€

Peyton & Dardania

Buses are the most efficient way to explore Kosova and the Balkans. If the day is nice, I like to walk from my apartment in Dodona to the Autobus Station, which takes almost 30 minutes but saves me the 3-5€

Mitrovica

For the May 9 Europe Day holiday (the day that Angelina Jolie’s film premiered in Prishtinë), my Fulbright colleague Rich Raymond and I decided to visit Mitrovica, the northern city that witnessed some of the saddest moments of the 1999

Mitrovica

For the May 9 Europe Day holiday (the day that Angelina Jolie’s film premiered in Prishtinë), my Fulbright colleague Rich Raymond and I decided to visit Mitrovica, the northern city that witnessed some of the saddest moments of the 1999

Prizren

This weekend, I took an overnight trip to Prizren, one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Kosova and the home of my translator Fjolla. Unlike many other cities in the country, Prizren suffered little physical destruction during the

Prizren

This weekend, I took an overnight trip to Prizren, one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Kosova and the home of my translator Fjolla. Unlike many other cities in the country, Prizren suffered little physical destruction during the

Istanbul

Of all the fascinating places in the world that I’ve visited, Istanbul tops the list. If you love history, art and architecture, and encountering different cultures and cuisines, then you also must visit someday. You may be surprised to discover

Istanbul

Of all the fascinating places in the world that I’ve visited, Istanbul tops the list. If you love history, art and architecture, and encountering different cultures and cuisines, then you also must visit someday. You may be surprised to discover