Smolyan, Bulgaria. October, 2012.

Smolyan, Bulgaria. October, 2012.

Fall in Smolyan, Bulgaria. October, 2012.

Fall in Smolyan, Bulgaria. October, 2012.

Desire for a Narrative of Life

I love a good memoir, but there’s something so disingenuous about turning real life into plot points.

September, 2012. Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Fulbright Orientation, Part Two

"There’s something profoundly comforting to return to a place (in this case, a community), where people speak your language. Literally and metaphorically."

More thoughts on Bulgarian food and cooking in BG

Why Not Reading is a Big Problem: struggles during my third week as a TESOL teacher

Invisibly subtitled: Why I was lucky to spend 4 beautiful years among Scrippsies.

A Review of East of the West by Miroslav Penkov

The View from the Other Side

Reflections on my first week as a Fulbright ETA!

From My Apartment

A couple of thoughts on the small anxieties and simple pleasures of my life here.