Agreeable eye.

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: mongolia

хийд

Books. There’s an invoice there, too.

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The sky is huge.

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new vocabulary

The other sign in the classroom says ‘Knowledge is essential to freedom’.

mirabile dictu

Women from the surrounding rural districts come to the city to sell food; milk and yogurt in the morning, and vegetables in the afternoon. Running late for school one morning, I saw two women quarrel over their barrels of yogurt. Three men in fur-collared coats had difficulty in keeping them apart, as they went at […]

a ramble

View of Darkhan. The snow stays on the ground mingling with the dust, not melting even under the sun. Everything is very dry. The dust is the same color and texture of finely ground coffee, as though one could scoop it up into a սրճեփ and enjoy one’s cup of bitterness on the rolling steppe. […]

talent

Getting ready for the talent show. It was the last day of the fall vacation, and the teachers competed in a talent show. Each of the departments put together as many performances as they could, in the least amount of time. I think the foreign language department started working on their act on Monday. Luckily […]

clearance

Four men in orange vests clean the street. Two men work with overgrown spatulas – or worn down snow shovels – tapping the surface to break up the compacted snow, then scraping it towards the side of the road. They work together, each working on half of a lane (with, meanwhile, a clear lane of […]

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frost

The changing patterns of frost on the window are always interesting to me.

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They said spring was dusty; they were not wrong.

desertification

‘ a bitterly cold wind which drove the dust and tiny pebbles against our faces like a continual storm of hail’

seasonal

It’s too cold to ride.

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Frostbound at home.

remarks on teaching

Students in the English club. After five years of teaching and team-teaching and teacher-training and observing lessons, I look at this picture and still cringe that one of the students is texting. It’s a club, sure, but do me the favor of paying attention.1 Students paying attention isn’t the point of English classes or clubs, […]

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out and about

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the open road

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