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Rainy Days are Best with a Side of Soup

January 28, 2013 by


Rainy days are when I make a not-so-lovely cup of insta-coffee, grab a book, and read those rationed chapters I have been holding myself back from reading. Being from sunny southern California, I find the rain is quite enjoyable… for about a day. It’s nice listening to the cliché of rain droplets hitting the tin […]

Questions from Home

May 20, 2012 by


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 you all on my activities. In figuring out what the focus of this blog should be, I reread a letter that […]


May 14, 2012 by


It’s mid-May, and the end of the school year is a month away. Volunteers who are leaving Georgia – for vacation or forever – already have their flight itineraries. Now commences the countdown. 30 days until I probably never see this friend again. 33 days for this other friend. Some people are eager to go […]

Spring has sprung

May 13, 2012 by


Between my arrival in Georgia at the end of January and the end of March, my fellow group 32 volunteers and I heard some variation of the phrase “wait until the weather is nice” in response to every one of our proposed weekend Georgian adventures. Restless, bored and eager to explore we clung to one […]

Things We Wish We’d Known

March 23, 2012 by


Dear Prospective TLG Volunteers, We once sat where you sit now.  We once perused the TLG website or the Greenheart Forums or the Footprints Teacher Blogs and thought to ourselves, Could I do that?  We once asked our friends and families what they thought of the idea of moving to Georgia–no, not the state. As we look back […]

Snow! Also, Snow Days!

February 8, 2012 by


Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Snow is all I ever talk about these days. Oh, by the way – it’s snowing again. So due to Georgia’s unusually snowy and cold winter (part of a plague of snowiness sweeping across Europe, apparently), the Ministry has officially declared that schools will be closed until Monday, February 13th. […]

Winter is Coming

November 9, 2011 by


The Stark words occurred to me for the first time this season when TLG sent around an email about getting heaters in host families. Word is, host families must provide space heaters (that is to say, electric heaters) in volunteers’ rooms upon request. I was surprised to hear this, as last year stories abounded of […]