Are you in love with the city you are living in? Or is it more of a love-hate relationships? Did you choose to live in this particular city or did you simply end up living there because of a job opportunity, family ties, or education prospects? I came to the city I am living in … Continue reading Relationship with the city: it’s complicated
hockey or not?
Looking through my older posts, I realize I used to write about hockey before, but recently - not a single post about the favourite Oilers. When I join zoom classes, the first thing my students see is the photograph of the German hockey player Draisaitl on my wall. They immediately assume I love hockey. And … Continue reading hockey or not?
Spring Breeze, German Chocolate, New People
Spring breeze, European treats, downtown cafe, laughter, new people, the feeling of normalcy and excitement. Almost post-Covid atmosphere. It is March 20, 2021, and it has been more than a year since we have been allowed to hang out with more than 2 friends in the restaurants on the patio. We are sitting outside: 5 … Continue reading Spring Breeze, German Chocolate, New People
A little thing that can change a lot.
This spring - right before all the craziness with Covid-19 - I have started meditating, for the first time in my life. Nobody encouraged me to do that. No one recommended an app or some YouTube channel to listen to. It happened spontaneously. It came to me naturally. Since last year I have started having … Continue reading A little thing that can change a lot.
zoom, zoom, zoom
My last class. My last zoom meeting with the students this semester. I turn off the camera, mute the microphone, relax my face, lean back on the chair, and finally put my feet on the desk - something I could never do in front of my students on zoom. It is such a liberating feeling … Continue reading zoom, zoom, zoom
Covid-19 and Caves?
Today after watching and reading news on coronavirus for hours and feeling more and more anxious about the pandemic, I thought: when was the last time I felt complete peace in my body and mind? Not just a 5-minute relief or a fleeting sense of excitement, but a feeling of absolute happiness, stillness, and inner … Continue reading Covid-19 and Caves?