The Fall to Love

Ukraine Series – The Beginning I am going to start telling the story of my time in Peace Corps Ukraine. This will be a series of snippets over time but it will be linear. Like most great stories this one was about a girl. We met when I was on a blind date with another…

Wired

Today was a ‘Roommate’ day. I had no classes to teach and no hobbies to keep me entertained. I decided that I wanted to sleep in, do some laundry, go for a run and make myself something healthy to eat (for a change). Instead my Roommate intervened. Today’s documentation in Ukraine is best expressed in…

Roommates and Drama

I mentioned this once before but we have a roommate. For those that have been following this record you will know that she is the one that brought the whole bed bug epidemic upon us. It has been a slow road to recovery. I am getting older and with age I think that I have…

Club Students Not Seals

The Drama Club has breathed new life into my Peace Corps existence. I know many of the posts that I write here depict a struggle or some negative aspect of being in Ukraine but there are patches of happiness too. This being a blog, an electronic journal, means that when I recount my adventure here…

ATM

There has yet to be a month during my service in Ukraine where I did not argue with an ATM. The machine itself is perfectly compliant and even has an English setting so I am able to use it easily enough. The row comes when I need to pull out my remaining funds after a…