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in the community: the quest

Our time is nearing an end in Romania.  We’re trying to finish up projects. We’re traveling a lot – to say goodbyes and to work.  We’re

I’m an outgoing gal for the most part.  There are stories of me chatting up gang members and homeless guys on the T in Boston.  Or

In case you haven’t heard, Eastern Europe is getting snow DUMPED on us this winter.  Here in Ramnicu Valcea, people told us, “Ah, we’re in a

It’s our third Halloween in Romania.  I never much liked Halloween at home but here, I like it a bunch.  It’s something different and American and

We’ve moved from Targu Neamt, a small town in the Moldovan region to Ramnicu Valcea, a bigger town in the Oltenian region.  We’re adapting and adjusting

Romania used to have a rather large Jewish population and interestingly and to our surprise, our small town of Targu Neamt has both a well-preserved (and

It’s hard for me to think that in less than two months I’ll be saying goodbyes here in Targu Neamt.  With my beneficiaries at the center,

With the beautiful weather, we’ve been heading outside more often. This past Saturday, we meandered around town. Here are a few pictures from our wanderings. A

One of my favorite Romanian “things” is the caruta — a horse-drawn cart that’s pretty ubiquitous in more rural areas.  Every Monday morning I awake to

My colleagues Ciprian and Vasi eat sausages and bread every day for lunch. Well, except for days of their fast. They always offer me some and

words to live by. . .

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
from "A Psalm of Life"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

breaking it down. . .

past ramblings. . .