March 21st, First Day of Spring Annie calls at 10am, and I roll over to pick up the phone. “Banya, at 10:45, you coming?” “I… maybe,” I say, gravelly-voiced. “Call you back in five.” I contemplate the possibilities. Sleep in
As you might know if you’re… an ancient history scholar… there are three major branches of Christianity. First, the Eastern Orthodox, who developed out of the ancient Byzantine Empire and live mainly in Eastern Europe, Russia, Greece, and parts of
I’ve been attending informal painting classes at the university for about twelve weeks now. It’s been a great opportunity to relax and get to know some of the women living on campus, many of whom are expat wives. Oh yes.