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Acclimate, Adapt, and Assimilate

Things here in Ceadîr-Lunga are gradually getting easier by the day. I feel like our little family has adjusted to pastoral life here in this quiet, country town pretty nicely. 1,814 more words


Sisters are doing it for themselves

In a bold move, the Elite Women racing the upcoming USABMX Grand Nationals are  crowdsourcing a pro purse payout equal to the men’s class.

The Elite Women are raising these funds by selling t-shirts representing all the big names that make up the class: Post, Walsh, Pajon…the list goes on. 134 more words

New School

The Black Album

“Maybe you’ll love me when I fade to black”


Rap’s equivalent to Michael Jordan’s “last shot.” Jay-Z’s “final album before retirement” (he would end up coming out of retirement just three years later, albeit he hasn’t reached the same heights since) would have been the perfect fairytale ending to a legendary career, but just like Air Jordan, he couldn’t stay retired. 503 more words

New School

Mommy, I Need a Rubber

Hannah was doing her homework the other night and made a mistake – what followed was her innocent request for an eraser, not a prophylactic. It’s local (Irish? 508 more words

The Everyday

Permission granted for Teddington Studios redevelopment

At a planning committee meeting last night, Richmond Council granted permission for the plans which will see Teddington Studios demolished to make way for 219 luxury residential units. 364 more words

Richmond Council

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Do you know the version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole? My students do. It’s part of our morning playlist. We hum it and sing along and get ready for each fabulous day. 353 more words



Back, by popular demand, the exclusive diary reveal from Jelly Rowntree. Some readers may remember we first published this last month. This is for those of you who missed it! 928 more words