May in Moldova

Spring in Moldova; everything was green and lots of baby animals around. The taste of spring for me will now be green onions and radishes as we were harvesting them from the garden at the beginning of May. Our cow (the big brown one) started going down to the fields rather and I would walk … More May in Moldova

Easter 2019

Paşte fericit! Happy Easter! Sunday April 30th was Easter Sunday for Orthodox Christians. For the weeks follwoiung this, I greeted people in my village with Hristos a înviat! (Christ has risen,) or responded with Adevărat a înviat! (He truly has risen). My host mother and I went to church around 3 am Sunday morning and … More Easter 2019

Last 90 Days

Today marks 90 days left for me in Moldova, sometimes I feel like I just got here and other days like I have been here for a longer period of time. It is amazing how time can seem slow and fast.  Through the next 90 days, I’ll be taking some time to share more about … More Last 90 Days

Picking Corn 2018

In early October, 2018, I helped to pick an acre of corn plus a few roles of alfalfa on a Saturday morning. My host family had a tractor cut down the stalks so we didn’t have to walk through the stalks and weeds; a lot easier than it was last year. It always feels good … More Picking Corn 2018

Views of Early Fall 2018

I met some new animal friends and enjoyed the start of the colors of fall, the pinks, oranges, and golds. I tried a new type of date and discussed dates and figs with Tatiana. She is the curator of the local museum and the mother of my PC work partner, Liliana.

Yerevan Street Art

Tucked in alleyways or set out on the sidewalks,  I found many murals, yarn bombings and reuse statues.  What a joy to turn a corner and see one of these beautiful pieces of art.