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Matchstick man

I used live matches once. Bismarck and Scharnhorst,
grey as Atlantic waves. It took forever,
the glue nearly made me faint. The shed
was bitter, January gales and all. 124 more words


ice, ice baby! (or, how to tailgate mongolian style)

A couple of days ago, my teachers asked me if I had any plans on Saturday. It took me almost zero seconds to explain to them how socially  in-demand I am here in Bayankhongor. 809 more words

Life In Mongolia

My hot weather exercise fix

For some reason, strenuous exercise on a real scorcher of a day is very addictive. Each summer I feel it. The mercury climbs above 35 degrees (in the shade), the humidity weighs like a hot blanket, and the sun beats down. 73 more words


College Days

My last post was about the big game.  Ohio State vs Oregon, that is.  It was not something I was going to write about originally.  Due to circumstances, I barely was able to watch it, as was described in the post.   266 more words

Current Events

In Sports, a Perfect Storm

I really don’t watch sports on television, with one exception: Ohio State football. I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University, met my husband there and married him just before our final year. 399 more words

Current Events

Melbourne street art

Starting near Flinders Street Station, we walked a jagged loop of Melbourne’s laneways exploring the designs, patterns, captivating images and quirky details that make what could otherwise be mundane cityscapes, a little more interesting. 169 more words