This blog is pretty much closed down. I hope to resume writing elsewhere soon, but whatever I write, it won’t be appropriate to include here. What is here? Most recently, 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
You can also follow me Twitter (@onebloceast), where I’ll mostly post articles/essays I read that I find interesting.