Monthly Archives: October 2010

Eastbound and Down III

*October 2nd-3rd: This post threatened to be overrun by a long rant about soccer, so I wrote a separate entry about that. Now, the thrilling conclusion to Fulbright orientation in Kyiv! After a presentation on the Ukrainian higher education system and lunch, I had the afternoon … Continue reading

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Escape to Victory

“Where should I stand for a corner kick?” – Hatch (Sylvester Stallone), Escape to Victory (1981) The Fulbright office in Kyiv is located within walking distance from the Dynamo Kyiv Stadium. As the self-appointed Fulbright expert on football (soccer), I’m familiar with various … Continue reading

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Eastbound and Down II

“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” – The 3rd Amendment to the Constitution Blood … Continue reading

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Eastbound and Down

You better lose yourself in the music, in the moment                                                                                                  You own it, you better never let it go                                                                                                                                 You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow                                                                                           This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo!  – … Continue reading

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25th Hour

*Due to technical difficulties, I’m entering my initial blog posts retroactively. My computer crashed a week after my arrival. The local computer repair shop wiped my laptop and installed a bootleg English translation of Russian Windows. I wrote this entry at the Cincinnati Airport on Sept. 29th while … Continue reading

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