This blog is closed down. That said, I’ve never stopped writing and am starting to be published or at least considered for publication elsewhere. You can stay up to date on my work at my new site, caseyalanmock.com.
What is here on One Bloc East? For the most part, commentary on events in Moldova/eastern Europe/the post-Soviet sphere, some mediocre photography, and the life adjustments a Southerner/Returned Peace Corps Volunteer must make upon moving to DC; before that, postcards and dispatches from my life and travels as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, where I taught English from June 2009 until September 2010.
For a brief intro to everything I’ve written about Moldova (since the archives of the site are basically unnavigable), I’ve made a list of some of the more popular pieces I’ve written:
Most popular dispatches, in rough chronological order
- Sic Semper Porkus
- On Frumosity
- Tales from the Moldovan Sticks
- Where the East Ends and the West Begins
- On the Creepiness of Russian Facebook
- On Dating in Moldova
- Moldova’s Bright Future
- Reverse Culture Shock Rears Its Hipster Head
- In Which I Discover the Wrong Kind of Attention From the Opposite Sex