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Archive for June 2010

Time to go…again.

June 29, 2010

I went on a walk tonight for the last time in Sokolov. I get on a plane tomorrow to go to South Africa, and in a few weeks, home. I’m filled with emotion and feelings and it’s just weird. When I left South Africa I was pretty happy. Not because I wanted to leave but […]


June 25, 2010

As I approach the end of the year I will write a summary type entry on Tuesday before I leave but I have been thinking about some stuff that I wanted to touch on. This year has reaffirmed in me my resolve not to quit anything. A tangential story will illustrate this. My freshmen year […]

I wasn’t expecting this…

June 21, 2010

Hard to believe but this is my last week teaching. After Thursday my classes are done. This past Friday I said goodbye to a few classes who I have only once a week and won’t see this coming Friday. I wasn’t expecting too much excitement. Some might have a slightly romantic of teaching. An apple on […]

The (Soccer) Moments of our Lives…

June 13, 2010

This past weekend was the final trip I had with my fellow ESI teachers for the year. We headed to the southern part of the Czech Republic, to the small town of Cesky Krumlov. It is a little touristy place on a beautiful curved river. The main activity of the weekend was a rafting trip […]

A Slice of Humble Pie…

June 9, 2010

Do you have a problem with pride? Do you think just a bit too much of yourself? I have a great solution to troubles such as these. It is as follows: Go to a foreign country where your language (or one you know) is not spoken. Move to a small town away from the capital […]

Getting to the End?

June 6, 2010

Throughout the year I have had four retreats with my organization, TeachOverseas (ESI). This past weekend we had our final “End-of-the- Year” retreat. This was supposed to be a last hurrah of sorts, as well as a chance to say good bye to some of our fellow teachers who don’t live near us. This was […]